12-13 week old Ameracauna? Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by linden tree, May 20, 2012.

  1. linden tree

    linden tree Hatching

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    When we bought these two we were told they were Blue Wheaton Ameracaunas...what do you think?

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  2. icebat5000

    icebat5000 In the Brooder

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    Those are both roosters. Sorry [​IMG] They're really pretty though
     
  3. linden tree

    linden tree Hatching

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    I believe you - but can you tell me why you say so. What gives it away? The tails?
     
  4. Oh those tails are normally a dead giveaway... But how old are they. I don't see rooster wattles or combs... You may be able to compare them to others of the same breed by googling them...they are very pretty.
     
  5. linden tree

    linden tree Hatching

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    They are about 14 weeks old. Do you know if these are indeed Ameracaunas? The only Ameracauna I say like these two on the internet was called an eagle Ameracauna - which is what we call these two - they do look like eagles.

    Here is an iphone image of one of their faces.

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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Yes, they appear to be Ameraucanas, and they are cockerels, but to me, they look more Wheaten, not blue Wheaten, in the pictures--I'm not great with seeing the difference, though I've owned a blue Wheaten Ameraucana cockerel myself.

    NovAman, they don't have big combs because Ameraucanas have pea combs and don't have wattles, as such.

    Something about their leg color seems really off, though, but could be the photos

    Females of that color are very, very different in their coloration, much lighter.

    Here is a link to a Wheaten Ameraucana pullet off Feathersite so you can see what I mean:
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/Arau/SweetieWheatenAmerP.JPEG


    Here was my blue wheaten Ameraucana, Levi--Hbuehler in TN now owns him:

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  7. linden tree

    linden tree Hatching

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    So, you're guess is Rooster too...

    Ahh...this pains me!
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    There is no guess to it. Wheaten and blue Wheaten males are colored completely different than the females--it's like night and day. They're cockerels, 100% sure.
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    100% cockerels that deep mohogany on the wings is also a dead giveaway...their legs look green to me on my computer
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Yeah, that's what I was thinking, that the legs were off color, though the body type and color seemed right for the wheaten family of Ameraucana. Even the color seems not quite right, but I'm not an expert on the wheaten/blue wheatens, though I've had a male or two.

    Go here and look at the far right column. You'll see links to pics of all the colors of both male and female Ameraucanas. You really need to see the females in the wheaten family to see what I mean.

    http://www.ameraucana.org/scrapbook.html
     
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