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3 Week old Ameraucana - Gender???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rorporp23, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Rorporp23

    Rorporp23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my 3 week old Wheaten Ameraucana - Any guesses on sex? I have a few others, some have half as many feathers so I suspect those to be cockerels, but this little peep is giving me a hard time. He(she?) has feathered quickly which leads me to believe pullet, and also has white breast and tail feathers as well as a few hackles. HOWEVER the amount of black on the wings concerns me, and leads me to think cockerel. Can anyone help me out??
     
  2. muddychicken2

    muddychicken2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    it may be a pullet because the feathers on the wings are more rounded than pointed but good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm with you Rorporp, the black in the feathers is concerning, though 3 weeks is still a little young. I'd wait until it starts to lose its head down to make a better guess.
     
  4. ShadowNIN

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    Any updates or new pics?
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    x2 I'm eager to see what it is! :)
     
  6. Rorporp23

    Rorporp23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He turned out to be a boy![​IMG]
     
  7. ShadowNIN

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    Wow! Is that him on the right?
     
  8. Rorporp23

    Rorporp23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes :)
     
  9. ShadowNIN

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    He really got dark! I hope you continue to post pics of him!
     
  10. Mr farmer

    Mr farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice chickens![​IMG]
     

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