Ameracauna roo x hybrid layer

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PTA Chicks, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. PTA Chicks

    PTA Chicks Songster

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    I've got 4 or 5 chicks hatched today from Ameracauna roo x with hybrid red layer. Are there any tricks to telling gender by colour with a cross like this? Purely for education reasons. They will all be grown,not killed as babies.

    I also have 2 Ameracauna x Ameracauna. No idea which is which, my Ameracauna girl is black. The roo was reddish.
     
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  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    There's no way to tell the gender of these easter eggers until they're around 8 weeks.
     
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  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    Size of legs. Your best indicator at this point.
     
  4. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Songster

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    No. There's no sex linked traits you'll be able to see on these crossings. You'll just have to wait and see
     
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  5. PTA Chicks

    PTA Chicks Songster

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    Wait and see is my usual approach. As an experiment and a maths lesson on probability and guessing,we are also testing out various other methods (scientific or not). Wing length, behaviour,shape of egg (we only used rounded ones), pendulum etc. My kids are keen :)
     
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    Proud mommy and her 6 babies. According to size of legs we might have 1 boy. According to wing feathers we might have 1 boy. We might be totally wrong on all counts! They're all very cute and happy and enjoying running around.
     

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