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Ameracauna/Easter Egger Rooster or Hen?

post #1 of 24
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I tried looking at photos etc and finding it hard to determine. This chicken was hatched late March. Thoughts?

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post #2 of 24

Not 100% sure but that tail has kind of a rooster look to it. I just had an EE trick me for nearly 7 months though... so I'm not much help. Although it is the first bird of mine to go that long with a mistaken gender identity!

 

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post #3 of 24
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Thanks for the reply, reason I ask is that the head looks different than most of the others including the the other Easter Eggers. Looks bigger.. fuller. I will try and take some better pics.

post #4 of 24

I am not sure right now, because the colors to me look very pullet-like (in the light that's in the picture) but maybe if we can see a pic of the comb we'd have a better guess?

post #5 of 24

I'm leaning towards rooster, but it's hard to say. The crown is pretty dark, and his neck feathers are pointed. This one may keep you guessing for a while. lol

post #6 of 24

pullet

ETA:  it's an ee


Edited by pips&peeps - 6/4/11 at 4:39pm

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post #7 of 24

:)HI I raise Ameracaunas Heres whats need to  tell if your chicken is a PB if it has the muff around the face and the black legs if it has a pea comb then it's %100 Ameracauna. Hope this helps. The colors look alot like my. The pea comb on a hen is much smaller then a rooster but they look the same. A good way to tell if he's starting to do a dance with one wing or the other towards a hen. The roos start early on there jobs:D

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post #8 of 24
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Thanks for the replies. Here are some more pics. No comb yet.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2716/5797712115_bdc2a7c2fa_z.jpg
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post #9 of 24

Then, I say pullet smile. Actually, seeing a couple of those last pictures - My two EE's have the same color patterning, though they're only 9 weeks old.

post #10 of 24

My opinion.. esp. after those last pictures.. I'd say cockerel.  But not 100% sure.

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-Jackie- Mom of twins plus one!
Oh, and not to forget the golden retriever & the tropical fish!
3 Welsummers, 3 EEs, 1 Columbian Wyandotte, 2 Light Brahmas & 1 Barred Rock!
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