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Am I an ameraucana Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pbzmomma, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. pbzmomma

    pbzmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone! I got this guy(i think its a rooster) He is supposed to be ameraucana. I am almost positive it is a Rooster. The only reason I question this is because he does not in the least act like a Rooster. He sounds like a hen, acts like a hen, and is not performing his Rooster Duties [​IMG] I am not sure what he is so any help would be great!

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  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is not an Ameraucana, He looks like a New Hampshire or Rhode Island Red.
    Do you have another rooster in the bunch? He might not be the dom roo
     
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  3. pbzmomma

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    He was the only Roo we had for some time but now we have another. He just was not acting like a roo at all so we have had to add antoher to our flock. Thank you. I thought he favored the Rhode island reds until I saw one at a show and he is way to light in color and his head looks slightly different. Thanks
     
  4. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's not an Ameracauna roo, sorry. He's sure is gorgeous though ! [​IMG] Here's my Ameracauna roo for comparison.
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    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:This is an ee.

    The bird in the OP's picture is not an ameraucana either.
     
  7. pbzmomma

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    Oh what a lovely boy you have [​IMG] Yes mine looks nothing like him except maybe the tail will continue to grow and form like your Roo's. My neighbor thinks maybe my Roo is a cross. Yay for tractor Supply and their chicks (lol) Thanks for all you help. Its my first year with Chickens and I have to say Im fairly obsessed. I think my Fiance is ready to strangle me if I show him one more picture or make him watch our chickens for another afternoon [​IMG]
     
  8. Karen09

    Karen09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is definitely a rooster - he might be slow in developing his crow and other male traits (some do not until 20 or so weeks). I agree, he is not an ameraucana! But he could be an Easter Egger (have some ameraucana in his genes) but his leg color and comb are wrong to be a true Ameraucana. I have 2 roosters and the beta rooster doesn't crow much (before he came he was crowing alot at my sister-in-laws) and he hasn't done any other dancing other otherwise around the hen. He and the alpha do want to go head to head but there is a fence between them. Good luck with your boy.
     
  9. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My hubby is the same way ! [​IMG] And he's the one who made me get chickens ! [​IMG] We started out with his limit of 6. We now have 20 Pullets and a Roo ! He works out of state for weeks at a time, and since he's been gone this time, 4 new pullets seem to have found there way into the coop. hahahaha. I wonder if he'll notice !
     
  10. pbzmomma

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    He is 22 weeks old [​IMG]
     

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