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Ameracauanas (Are we boys or girls?)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BeckyandHerBrood, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. BeckyandHerBrood

    BeckyandHerBrood Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello...I have three 4 week old Ameracuanas, anyone want to guess who gets to stay and who has to go? I have someone who will take the roosters, and would love to re-home them before I go on vacation on Thursday. Thanks for your help!

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    all three, from left to right, Popcorn, Butter, Chippy



    I am pretty sure that Butter is a little roo...His face is beat up from fighting with my little Wyandotte Roo...I would love to hear what everyone thinks. If I had known how hard it was to guess Ameracauna gender I may have avoided the breed.
     
  2. KellyHM

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    I think Popcorn and Butter may both be roos, but they'll still fool you at this age.
     
  3. BeckyandHerBrood

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    How long do you think it will take to be able to know for sure? Would it be safe to assume that Butter is for sure a roo and rehome him?
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't assume Butter's a roo at this point. From the pics I actually lean more towards Popcorn, but it's hard to tell. If you can get a really good head-on close-up pic of their combs it might help. It will be a few more weeks before you're sure though.
     
  5. BeckyandHerBrood

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    It is SO hard to get a decent picture of their combs. Their feathers cover half of it at this point. Can you tell me what I am looking for? This is way harder than a BO to figure out. Thanks for your help.
     
  6. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Look like all girls to me. Comb, feathers, feet and the way they carry their tails and neck.
     
  7. BeckyandHerBrood

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    Quote:That would be awesome! I have to say that I will be really surprised if Butter is a hen. He/She fights with all of the other chicks, and before I re-homed my Wyandotte Roo (who was the same age) I could have charged admission for Junior Cock Fighting. They were nasty to each other.
     
  8. Spitman

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    I've herd that if they show three rows on there comb real early on they will be Roo's , if they show just one row pullets.
     
  9. BeckyandHerBrood

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    It looks like I'll be keeping them awhile longer
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's still too early, by 6-8 weeks you should be able to tell. But I'd bet that Butter is a cockerel.
     

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