5-week-old Araucana - gender guesses?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kcaywood, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Pullet

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  1. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am dearly hoping my Araucana is female. Any one care to venture a guess? Second picture is with a white Leghorn pullet.


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  2. ggrap

    ggrap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kinda looks like a Blk Australorp. Although not all Easter Eggers have puffy cheeks, I think most do. And solid blk is not super common, especially in hatchery birds.

    How old and where did it come from?
     
  3. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not an Easter Egger, but an Araucana - I ordered eggs from a reputable seller on eBay. This one is rumpless, but doesn't have tufts. I've hatched a few Araucanas, but they always turn out to be roosters. Hoping I finally have a girl this time.
     
  4. ggrap

    ggrap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, that is good. I think it looks female, but I have been fooled by this breed before. Certainly nothing dramatic looking about it. Good luck with getting a girl.
     
  5. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, ggrap. Anyone else? Any Araucana SMEs venturing by? :)
     
  6. crayon

    crayon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet
     
  7. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs! [​IMG]
     
  8. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks pullet-like. I had 2 male/1 female this past winter. My girl didn't get a raised comb until about 16 weeks, though the boys were both sporting big notable ones around 8 weeks. Keep an eye on it - if it comes off the head sooner than 10 weeks I'd be very suspicious. I could easily tell at 4 weeks that my little girl had 3 rows, but they just didn't do anything until much later.
     
  9. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'll keep an eye on it, but I have much hope for lovely blue eggs now! Thanks, folks. [​IMG]
     
  10. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to have to say roo and hope I am wrong. The blacks always throw me. I had a 4 month old araucana that I finally had to catch in the act of wooing a hen before I realized it was a roo.

    But for 5 weeks the comb seems pink and big, the legs are also huge. Something about the stance also screams male.

    I would love to know if I guessed right or wrong on this one.


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