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8 week old Ameraucana chicks - pullets or cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by eje99, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. eje99

    eje99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2014
    Hi everyone,

    My chicks are 8 weeks old in these pictures taken about 1.5 weeks ago. They were sold to me as Ameraucana's, but I realize they may be EE's. Any thoughts on whether I have pullets or cockerels?

    Chick #1 - Dr. Dre


    Chick #2 - Hendrick Lamar
    (My teenagers picked the names)


    Chick #3 - Idgie


    Chick #4 - Jo Jo


    I do have or can take better pictures of combs and legs and different angles if that would help.
    Thanks for looking!
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Chick #1 and #2 look like possible cockerels to me, though a photo of their comb would help confirm that. The other two are pullets. And yes, they are all Easter Eggers, not Ameraucanas.
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    They are all Easter Eggers. #1 and #2 are looking like possible cockerels.
  4. eje99

    eje99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2014
    Thanks for your quick responses. I had thought I had a 50/50 split, but I'm very much a newbie! The first two are a bit larger than the other two and Dr. Dre appears to be dominant at this point. They're so much fun to watch!
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    My thoughts exactly. Comb shots at 8 weeks should clear things up.

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