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Ameracuna cockerels or pullets

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kimslack, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. kimslack

    kimslack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are these pullets or cockerals? They are about 4+ months. No crowing, very skittish, not interested in the girls. These are my first easter egger chickens and they are not easily identifiable.
     
  2. jewel1

    jewel1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The both look like girls to me.

    No telltale red patches on the wings, legs seem skinny, and comb isn't very red...

    You may get a better response if you can get a closeup pic of the head
     
  3. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like pullets to me. Are you sure the top pic is an EE and not a pure Ameraucana? She looks to be a Lavender in color. While Lavender is not yet an accepted color the ABC is working on getting Lav accepted. I did take a closer look at the top pic and I do see what looks to be lacing. So perhaps you've got some blue/lav in that bird. I'd be curious to know. Your bottom bird I would say is an EE as it does not conform to the standard colors.
     
  4. kimslack

    kimslack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll get new ones tomorrow and see if I can get a little closer. They know I'm after them for something and run away.
     
  5. kimslack

    kimslack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got them as eggs from someone in the area. I don't think her chickens are purebreds in most cases but some have been very pretty. I'll see if I can get another shot of them tomorrow since it will be a nice day here. I feel like Wiley Coyote and they are the Roadrunner...I have trouble getting close to them...and the coop is kind of dark to take pics in.
     
  6. kimslack

    kimslack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the two Ameracuna "hens" I think. They are very skittish. One has a bit more black feathering on her head than the other. I got them as eggs from a girl who has all kinds of chickens. I've never had ameracunas before so I'm a little ignorant of how they look as they mature. They have fierce looking little faces compared to buff orpington or barnevelder hens.

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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pullets.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Those are pullets.
     

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