4 month old Ameraucana....could it be a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenlickin8, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was sure this was a hen and I haven't heard any crowing but I see shiny, pointy feathers coming in on the back area which makes think it's a roo maybe.

    If this is a roo, wouldn't it be crowing by now?
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  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Male... some don't crow til later, that's an individual thing...
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  4. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    Yep, looks like a male to me. Very pretty boy though! :)
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I would say Pullet.....Take some other pictures.......Does not look like a Cockerel to me.........
     
  6. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the responses. So if it is a roo, when will it start crowing? This one is 16 weeks old now. All the roos I have raised before started crowing at 10 to 12 weeks, some sooner. That is what is throwing me off. I'm holding on to hope it may be a hen.
     
  7. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Blue Ameraucana pullet would only have the darker shade of blue in the head and hackle area... blue cockerels get the dark shade in a cape across the shoulders/wings/back/saddle area like a cape...

    As to when he'll start crowing, that's up to him... some start early, some start late... some crow a lot, some hardly ever do... no telling on that, but he is definitely a cockerel, sorry...
     
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  8. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had some who didn't start crowing until over eight months old. I have a 6.5 month old one who rarely crows. I want to say never but I MAY have heard him crow once. Of course the pullets who hatched with him aren't laying yet either. [​IMG]
     
  9. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I didn't know it could take that long for a roo to start crowing. I hope he doesn't crow, and I will keep him. He is a beautiful blue slate color. I also have a blue pullet for sure.

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    Another pic of our suspect roo
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  10. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Updated pics, 23 weeks now and not crowing yet. The tail doesn't look like a roo, more like a hen's tail.
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