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Purebred Ameraucana chicks (2-3 weeks old) are they roos? PHOTOS

post #1 of 5
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Can the Ameraucana folks weigh in on my chicks?  I heard that if they feather in dark, they are roos?

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/78446_img_20110311_193926.jpg

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They are getting tiny dark feathers under the fluff on their necks too.....any guesses?

post #2 of 5

Give them one more week.

But, the boy in front on the bottom pic is a ... oh yeah... a boy.  Those feet scream roo.

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post #3 of 5

by looking at their wing feathers I would say the are both females. The feathers on a male's wings would be much stubbier at this age

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post #4 of 5

I say both females. Unless the second one is a splash Wheaten. . . Looks like females so far.

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They are either wheaten or blue wheaton chicks.  Any other guesses?

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