2.5 Month old Ameraucanas - Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by plumcreek, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. plumcreek

    plumcreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trying again with new pics. I hatched these 8 chicks out. Are there things to look for in Ameraucana chicks to determine sex? With other chicks I have raised it has been obvious by now, but these guys look like little clones to me! THANKS for any help!!!
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  2. chick #1 - roo
    chick #2 - hen
    chick #3 - hen
    chick #4 - roo
    chick #5 - hen
    chick #6 - roo
    chick #7 - hen
    chick #8 - roo
    These are just my best guesses I have been wrong before. If you don't mind my asking, where did you get these chicks? I am also a raiser of ameraucanas. I curently have 28 - wheaton, blue wheaton, black, and blue.
     
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  3. plumcreek

    plumcreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your guesses! Is there anything in particular you look for? Or just overall rooishness? These girls are from Paul Smith lines. I bought a blue hen and a black hen that had been with a black roo and incubated the eggs they laid the first week here. I have no idea about what quality they are. Their moms are pretty birds!
     
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    They all look like hens to me. Ameraucana roosters can be tricky to tell apart sometimes, but generally I see more red if they are boys. There are a couple that look iffy, but I think chances are you have a good amount of hens there.
     
  5. LostGosling

    LostGosling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!
    Peacombs are really hard to sex. Ameraucanas are a little easier than Silkies though, because they don't have that dark skin. In a normal colored chicken, you can tell a rooster by his comb, since it is slightly thicker and redder than the hens.
    I'm fairly positive that:

    #1, #4, and #8
    are Cockerels

    #2, #3, #5, #6, and #7
    are Pullets

    Hope I helped! [​IMG]
     
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  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    ONE = ROO
    TWO= HEN
    THREE=ROO
    FOUR= ROO
    FIVE= HEN
    SIX= HEN
    SEVEN=HEN
    EIGHT=ROO

    Of course these are guesstimates on what mine looked like. I thought many were hens when they were roos [​IMG] GOOD LUCK and hope you get what you want!
     
  7. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Eight is the one that looks to me like it could be a roo.
     
  8. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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  9. roysnider

    roysnider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have Blue Wheaten Ameraucana chickens from Paul Smith as well. They have done well at Poultry Shows in the last year. Our Rooster from Paul Smith won the AOSB class in the Spring show in Little Rock and it was the largest AOSB class we had seen so far at the shows we had attended. We have 8 of the chicks left (Blue Wheaten and Wheaten) from the hatching from the hens and rooster we got from him last summer. We sold quite a few of them.
    We also have Black, Blue, Blue Wheaten and Wheaten from Wayne Meredith that we got in April of this year. Is is easy to tell the pullet from the cockerel in the Wheaten and Blue Wheaten but that is another story in the Black and Blue. Ours are coming up on 12 weeks old and we are pretty sure we can tell the difference in them due to their combs and the way they carry their tail feathers. Of course at this age, they are beginning to do their thing with the hens so that is a definite give away. What we have found is the ones with a light pink comb are the pullets and the ones with the reddish comb and a little larger comb as well as the carriage of the tail feathers.
    This is an awesome breed of chickens and these two breeders have great show birds. Paul Smith's line originally started out of Wayne Meridith's line.
     
  10. devin0

    devin0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #2, #6, & #8 all look more like Araucanas... or rumpless EE or Ameraucanas.
     
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