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Help with sexing ameraucana chicks?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hello,
I recently bought 6 ameraucana chicks straight run from a local breeder and am curious as to whether anyone could help me identify whether they think they will be roos or hens. They are only 5-6 weeks old and i know it can be hard to sex this breed but I can hardly wait to know their gender! Is it to early or by looking at their combs can you tell? Here are some pics of each of them. Thank you:)

Chick 1



Chick 2




Chick 3

Chick 4

Chick 5


Chick 6
post #2 of 16

they are still a little too young to tell

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thats what i feared. Im just so excited to know. I have a mixed flock of 9 year and a half old heritage breeds and i swear i could tell what gender they were at that age. But thank you for replyimg have a great night! smile.png
post #4 of 16

i know i want to be able to sex my chicks the second i get them but i have to wait.

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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post #5 of 16

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1096787/not-sure-if-youve-got-a-pullet-or-cockerel-click-here-thread-2/2450

all i know is that chick 2 looks like a pullet.


Edited by puffypoo22 - 6/20/16 at 3:57pm
I want more chickens. Stupid Chicken Math.
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I want more chickens. Stupid Chicken Math.
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post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
That makes me happy to hear though i hope all of them are pullets as at the moment i cant keep any roosters where i am currently living. Also im wanting pullets to lay, even with my 9 hens who all lay wonderfully supplying me with 4 dozen eggs a week, i cant keep up with egg sales.
post #7 of 16

Chick #4 is Wheaten, so can be sexed by color. The black feathering on the chest is specific to males.

post #8 of 16

it'll be easier to tell when their tail feathers come in

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
So the other two wheaton are female then?
post #10 of 16

If the chest feathers are cream in color, than yes.

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