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10 wk old Ameraucana's what gender are we?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mustangsaguaro, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bunch of 10 wk old Lav. and Black Ameraucana's. Can anyone help to guess what sex we are? I need to determine who I'm keeping and who I need to get rid of. I have an idea of what sex they are but would like to get other opinions.

    1-Pic below is the only Ameraucana shown here who is not 10 wks old. This one is 4months old. Hoping this is a female but not sure.
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    2-Two below images are of the same bird
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    3-Different bird from 2 above images
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    4-Black #1
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    5-Two below images are of same bird
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    6-Black #2
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    7-Two below images are of the same bird
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    8-Different bird from above
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  2. Chicken Bee

    Chicken Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rather difficult to determine with the blurry photos, but from what I can make out...

    1. Pullet
    2. Cockerel
    3. Possibly a pullet, but a better photo of the comb would help
    4. Can't tell through blurriness and poor angle
    5. Cockerel
    6. Could be pullet
    7. Cockerel
    8. Might be a pullet
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    1. pullet
    2. hard to say with the blurry picture (body shot would help) but I'm leaning towards cockerel.
    3. pullet
    4. Can't see the bird well enough
    5. cockerel
    6. pullet
    7. cockerel
    8. Bad picture, but I'll say pullet
     
  4. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies so far. I will try and post better pics tomorrow of the blurry pics. So far the guesses you guys have had were the same as what I had. With the exception of the 2 blurries I don't want to give away what I think those are. Like I said will try posting better pics tomorrow. As they all free range during the day and aren't very friendly for me to go and grab them. LOL.
     
  5. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try "Macro" setting (often an icon of a flower) for comb shots. I found that helped tremendously - it brings the focus closer to the lens so it's not as blurry.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Those photos are so blurry I went cross-eyed [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Try getting shots of the birds as a whole, not the comb. At this age you can sex them by their baby saddle feathers and the shimmer on their wings.

    #7 and #5 are boys.

    The rest are either girls or difficult to tell from those photos.
     

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