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

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kprae, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. kprae

    kprae Out Of The Brooder

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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?
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  2. Chickenman76

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    Both look like Pullets to me, how old?
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    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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  4. kprae

    kprae Out Of The Brooder

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    The buff is a Cream Legbar and Delaware mix, I believe.
     
  5. kprae

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    They hatched mid-June so about 12 weeks.
     
  6. Lady of McCamley

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    Pretty bird.
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  7. kprae

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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?
     
  8. Lady of McCamley

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    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
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  9. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    X2 and I thought it was called a punnets square
     
  10. kprae

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    Thank you!!!
     

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