4 Ameraucanas

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cafrhe, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. cafrhe

    cafrhe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I have some help sexing my Ameraucanas? I think there might be 2 boys and 2 girls. 1 blue has a much longer tail and a redder comb. 1 blue has a longer tail but not redder comb. 1 blue and 1 black have stubby tails and small combs.. All 4 are wild and crazy and act like I am a fox in the henhouse all the time....Thanks for your help!

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    blue female?
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    same as top pic-Male?
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    the 4 hooligans together, longest tail is last, next longest tail has red band, Male? then 2 girls?
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    red band--longer tail Male? Black Female?
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  2. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe you have,1 rooster,and all rest are hens
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They all look like pullets to me.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree; all pullets. :eek:)
     
  5. cafrhe

    cafrhe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmmmmm......4 pullets would be nice....But how do you explain the extra long tail? The 2 with short tails look stumpy by comparison, even when they fluff

    Thanks!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    They all look like pullets. Usually with Ameraucanas, if one of them has a comb much redder than the others, it's probably a rooster.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    All pullets.
     
  8. cafrhe

    cafrhe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be thrilled to have 4 girls! So the great debate is whether to integrate them with the layer flock with my Barred Rock rooster and try to make olive eggers...or get an Am roo (probably a black) and breed Ams......decisions decisions...

    Thanks!
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    If you cross your Ameraucanas with a Barred Rock you will get lighter green eggs, not an Olive Egger. You have to cross blue egg layers with chocolate (really dark brown) egg layers such as Marans, Welsummers, Barnevelders, Penadesencas, etc. to get Olive Eggers.
     
  10. cafrhe

    cafrhe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, any green would be good. We are going to get Maran girls. Would need another rooster then.....Would an Am roo over a Maran produce olive egger? I dont know egg color genetics at all...(and I just told my 12 yr old your answer, and she concurred....I guess she has been reading more than I have lol). She thinks the Am roo over a maran would produce olive eggers--true?
     

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