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12 wk old Ameraucana Quechua Olmec mixes - Pullets or cockerels?

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Hi, I have two of these birds and I can't decide -- one has a very little comb but feathers look a little pointy, and the other one has a larger comb but rounded feathers and body looks more like a roo. Thoughts?








Edited by kprae - 9/2/13 at 10:38pm
post #2 of 18

Both look like Pullets to me, how old?

post #3 of 18

I think they both look like pullets too.

 

BTW...what breed is the pretty buff in the background...with the neck ticking and tan lacing?

 

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Lady of McCamley, Keeper of 15+ egg layers

(currently GSL, BSL, BR, Wellies, Buff Wyandottes, Delawares, 4 barnyard mixes, 2 EE's, 2 BCM's, my faithful Broody Silkie "Oma-San"....and I still want more...

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post #4 of 18
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The buff is a Cream Legbar and Delaware mix, I believe.
post #5 of 18
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They hatched mid-June so about 12 weeks.
post #6 of 18
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The buff is a Cream Legbar and Delaware mix, I believe.

Pretty bird.

Lady of McCamley

Lady of McCamley, Keeper of 15+ egg layers

(currently GSL, BSL, BR, Wellies, Buff Wyandottes, Delawares, 4 barnyard mixes, 2 EE's, 2 BCM's, my faithful Broody Silkie "Oma-San"....and I still want more...

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Lady of McCamley, Keeper of 15+ egg layers

(currently GSL, BSL, BR, Wellies, Buff Wyandottes, Delawares, 4 barnyard mixes, 2 EE's, 2 BCM's, my faithful Broody Silkie "Oma-San"....and I still want more...

Adored by 1 Sheltie, Humble servant to 1 cat; 

Still Mom to 3 wonderful grown children; Loving wife to a very tolerant husband

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post #7 of 18
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Thanks! Even though they both look so different and were supposedly from the same hatch, you think they could both still be pullets? Will a pullet ever have slightly pointy-ish saddle feathers?
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by kprae View Post

Thanks! Even though they both look so different and were supposedly from the same hatch, you think they could both still be pullets? Will a pullet ever have slightly pointy-ish saddle feathers?

They are cross breeds so it is a toss of the genetics who got what and thus who looks like what...remember your Mendel's pea table where 1/2 look like this; 1/4 look like this; 1/4 look like this...? You've got Ameraucanas, which often are mixed breed EE's, so you've got a lot of possibilities.

 

As to pointy saddle feathers...no...hens/pullets do not have pointy saddle feathers...that would be a roo.

 

However, while your one bird has some extra fluff there....I don't know that is a bone fide saddle...yet...and the comb still looks more hen than roo...it could however be a slow developing roo.

 

The other one with the orange flecking looks all pullet to me.

 

Pullets of some breeds can get a bit of pointy hackle feather...but generally no pointy saddles.

 

My 2 cents

Lady of McCamley

Lady of McCamley, Keeper of 15+ egg layers

(currently GSL, BSL, BR, Wellies, Buff Wyandottes, Delawares, 4 barnyard mixes, 2 EE's, 2 BCM's, my faithful Broody Silkie "Oma-San"....and I still want more...

Adored by 1 Sheltie, Humble servant to 1 cat; 

Still Mom to 3 wonderful grown children; Loving wife to a very tolerant husband

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Lady of McCamley, Keeper of 15+ egg layers

(currently GSL, BSL, BR, Wellies, Buff Wyandottes, Delawares, 4 barnyard mixes, 2 EE's, 2 BCM's, my faithful Broody Silkie "Oma-San"....and I still want more...

Adored by 1 Sheltie, Humble servant to 1 cat; 

Still Mom to 3 wonderful grown children; Loving wife to a very tolerant husband

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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by Lady of McCamley View Post
 

They are cross breeds so it is a toss of the genetics who got what and thus who looks like what...remember your Mendel's pea table where 1/2 look like this; 1/4 look like this; 1/4 look like this...? You've got Ameraucanas, which often are mixed breed EE's, so you've got a lot of possibilities.

 

As to pointy saddle feathers...no...hens/pullets do not have pointy saddle feathers...that would be a roo.

 

However, while your one bird has some extra fluff there....I don't know that is a bone fide saddle...yet...and the comb still looks more hen than roo...it could however be a slow developing roo.

 

The other one with the orange flecking looks all pullet to me.

 

Pullets of some breeds can get a bit of pointy hackle feather...but generally no pointy saddles.

 

My 2 cents

Lady of McCamley

X2 and I thought it was called a punnets square

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-The Ameraucana Breeders Club (ABC)

-The Plymouth Rock Fanciers Club Of America (PRFCA)

 

I am an NPIP certified tester

 

~~~Lets just say I own a lot of chickens~~~

*I will soon be breeding LF BBS Ameraucanas, LF EEs, and LF White Rocks*

 

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I am a proud member of

-The Ameraucana Breeders Club (ABC)

-The Plymouth Rock Fanciers Club Of America (PRFCA)

 

I am an NPIP certified tester

 

~~~Lets just say I own a lot of chickens~~~

*I will soon be breeding LF BBS Ameraucanas, LF EEs, and LF White Rocks*

 

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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Lady of McCamley View Post

They are cross breeds so it is a toss of the genetics who got what and thus who looks like what...remember your Mendel's pea table where 1/2 look like this; 1/4 look like this; 1/4 look like this...? You've got Ameraucanas, which often are mixed breed EE's, so you've got a lot of possibilities.

As to pointy saddle [URL=http:/pullets]feathers...no...hens/pullets[/URL] do not have pointy saddle feathers...that would be a roo.

However, while your one bird has some extra fluff there....I don't know that is a bone fide saddle...yet...and the comb still looks more hen than roo...it could however be a slow developing roo.

The other one with the orange flecking looks all pullet to me.

Pullets of some breeds can get a bit of pointy hackle feather...but generally no pointy saddles.

My 2 cents
Lady of McCamley

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