7 week old Ameraucana - Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChandlersChickens, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. ChandlersChickens

    ChandlersChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought these two chicks a couple weeks ago, the older one is for sure a pullet (approximately 10 weeks old). The other one, I'm not so sure about. I purchase them from an Ameraucana breeder, but I'm sure the young one may have been too young to tell at the time. He did tell me that both were pullets, but we all make mistakes [​IMG]. Please excuse how he/she looks, he/she is still feathering out. The comb is pinker than the older one, which is what got me wondering today.

    Below is the one in question...(approximately 7 weeks old)

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    Here is the pullet

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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    looks like a cockerel to me
     
  3. ChandlersChickens

    ChandlersChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input, Jean!

    I guess I'll be rehoming another roo...once his feathers come in.
     
  4. giefdog

    giefdog Out Of The Brooder

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    It's hard to tell I have a 16 week old Amerucana who We thought was a roo until we both saw her lay an egg she has a large red comb about the size of our roo now so until it crows or lays an egg good luck
     
  5. donnaboydjones

    donnaboydjones Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 6 americauna babies and they all looked the same until the day one started crowing at 3 months.
     
  6. ChandlersChickens

    ChandlersChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the four I had, I thought I had 3 roos when they were 8 weeks old. Around 13 weeks I knew for sure, and unfortunately I was right. There was just too big of a difference in their combs. I'll wait and see how this one turns out... [​IMG]
     
  7. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just want to say hello, ChandlersChickens. [​IMG] RhodeIslandredFan Duncannon, PA
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    I'm with Jean on this one, cockeral [​IMG]
     
  9. ChandlersChickens

    ChandlersChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] hello to you too!

    I rehomed this poor guy to the Amish man who built my coop. He was getting picked on and lost his tail feathers, plus his legs splotchy and not completely black and my daughter wants to raise show chickens.
     

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