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I have two Ameracuana that I hatched on March 13th. They're both growing really fast. Is it too early to tell what I have? Anyone have any opinions?[IMG]
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The bird in back is a cockerel, the bird in front is a pullet

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:welcome  Cockerel in the background and a pullet in the foreground.

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welcome-byc.gif   Cockerel in the background and a pullet in the foreground.

I was hoping they were both pullets. I attempted to sex them when they were just a couple of days old and was almost positive that the red one was a pullet. "He" is very playful and is almost at the point of standing up to my hens when I let these little ones out to run with the rest of the flock. I'm trying to slowly introduce them so that they can all get along. I really didn't want any roosters, but since I hatched them myself I feel a little attached them both and they'll be staying no matter what they are. This would be my only rooster so I guess it wouldn't be too bad to have one. Thanks for the answers. I'm still hoping you're wrong though. Lol
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I have two Ameracuana that I hatched on March 13th. They're both growing really fast. Is it too early to tell what I have? Anyone have any opinions?[IMG]
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Unfortunately, hope doesn't change biology - the bird is, without a doubt, a cockerel.

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Unfortunately, hope doesn't change biology - the bird is, without a doubt, a cockerel.

I'm keeping him anyway. What characteristics tell you that it's a cockerel just from seeing these pics?
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He has a distinct three row comb which is already large and red at this young age and dark red patches on the wing bows, both hallmarks of cockerel
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Unfortunately, hope doesn't change biology - the bird is, without a doubt, a cockerel.

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