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I have three 5 week old ameraucana chicks.  None of them have any comb development.  They are all pretty sweet and not chest bumping with the wild Black Copper Maran boys.
Looks to me like 2 splash and 1 black in coloring.  But I am wondering what Ameraucana chicks look like at different stages of development.  How fast do they develop combs or any way of telling which are pullets/cockerels?

I'll post some pics when I get home but I would love to see pics of your chicks and older and what the little cockerels look like at this age vs the young pullets.

really I just want to see pics of your babies!!!

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http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b270/truckindaddy/chickens005b.jpg

My son's 3 month old "Roadrunner".  Not the best picture, but this girl is totally shy of people and this is the best picture we have ever gotten of her.


Edited by AtHomeDaddy - 10/14/09 at 3:43pm
Mike S
Austin, TX

Current flock -M&M (Mystery Meat) the mutt hen, Roadrunner the Easter Egger hen, Gold Diamond the Buff Cochin hen, Flower the Black Australorp pullet,  2 buff Brahma pullets and one buff Cochin pullet.
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Mike S
Austin, TX

Current flock -M&M (Mystery Meat) the mutt hen, Roadrunner the Easter Egger hen, Gold Diamond the Buff Cochin hen, Flower the Black Australorp pullet,  2 buff Brahma pullets and one buff Cochin pullet.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AtHomeDaddy 

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b270/truckindaddy/chickens005b.jpg

My son's 3 month old "Roadrunner"


Roadrunner is GORGEOUS!!!!  do you have any pics of her at 5 or 6 weeks?  This is a pretty good pic of her.  Chicken on the move....

Mine have no comb like Roadrunner but they are only 5 weeks.  My other breeds of chicks seem easier to tell.


Edited by mediazeal - 10/14/09 at 3:46pm
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I dont know how old these two are but they are two different birds and tured out to be both roosters

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/21433_dsci0319.jpg

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/21433_dsci0457.jpg

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These are at 8 weeks old.  They are all cockerals except for the 2 blacks and the one silver (black with silver colloar).

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/12215_ameraucanas7_-_8_wk.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/12215_ameraucanas_8_wk.jpg


Here are the same chicks at 5 weeks old.  The red in the combs was obvious by this point.  Hens had no red at all in their combs.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/12215_ameraucana_chicks3_-_5wk.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/12215_ameraucana_chicks5_-_5wk.jpg

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Originally Posted by HidingInTheHenHouse 

These are at 8 weeks old.  They are all cockerals except for the 2 blacks and the one silver (black with silver colloar).
Here are the same chicks at 5 weeks old.  The red in the combs was obvious by this point.  Hens had no red at all in their combs.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/12215_ameraucana_chicks3_-_5wk.jpg


Excellent
that is very helpful
and wow, beautiful babies you have there!!

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/39309_dscn1155.jpg

4 month old male
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/39309_dscn1272.jpg

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post #8 of 44
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What a darling little black head sticking out.
So I checked my three and none of them at 5 weeks have any red at all and no comb development.
Do you think I might have all girls?

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Bantam EE girls-
Albert:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/26708_ee_4.jpg

Bob:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/26708_ee_2.jpg

Gary:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/26708_ee_1.jpg

Today about 17 weeks, front to back: Bob, Albert, Gary.

http://i33.tinypic.com/zu358y.jpg

And Gary, who is a bit of a blur in the other pic:
http://i35.tinypic.com/9znc5u.jpg

Gary, Otis, Harvey, Bob, and Albert, (hopefully) all female chicks with male names.
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Gary, Otis, Harvey, Bob, and Albert, (hopefully) all female chicks with male names.
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Can you post pics of your so we can see?  That would definitely help.  I'm inclined to say that no red at all by 5 weeks would mean girls, but pea combs can be notoriously hard to sex, especially early.

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