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6 month old blue Ameraucana: pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by txhall3, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. txhall3

    txhall3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,
    This is my youngest "baby" Lilah. We purchased her at 3 days old as a pullet. Out of our 9 chicks ( 8 different breeds) we purchased as all females we have found that our Frizzled Polish is a roo. He has scissor beak ( and we love him) so I decided not to rehome him. Now this one is making me question. She looks different from my other Blue Ameraucana hen who is a month older but not sure if it is just the gangly "teenage" phase. I have looked up lots of pics of Blue Ameraucanas and I keep going back and forth. Opinions from you awesome and more knowledgeable chicken owners is very much appreciated!
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    The tail feathers look awfully look for a hen, but the comb looks rather small for a cockerel. I'm not sure.
     
  3. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm leaning toward roo on this one.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    I'm thinking slow developing cockerel. maybe linked to the scissor beak? It's also a mixed breed--that's not a pea comb and the legs are willow colored, not slate.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. txhall3

    txhall3 Out Of The Brooder

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    It is another flock member with the scissor beak ( see my profile pic [​IMG]) but I am not surprised abou the fact that he/she may be mixed. I know that happens a lot and sadly out of the 4 chicks I bought from this breeder only one has turned out as represented. Again, I have learned quite a bit in 7 months!
     
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  7. donrae

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    Sorry, that's what speed reading gets you sometimes [​IMG]

    Still thinking slow developing cockerel, but I'd love for you to update us as crowing or eggs happen!
     
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