Ameraucana 15 weeks old roo or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by abbylauren, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. abbylauren

    abbylauren In the Brooder

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    Is this a roo or pullet? Was sold to me as a pullet, but I’ve had my doubts. 15-16 weeks old, no crowing.
     

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  2. Jessica Thompson

    Jessica Thompson Songster

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    Hen usually Roos have little spurs or bigger and shinyer feathers
     
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  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Pullarius

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    Pullet.
     
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Hi, welcome to BYC! :frow
    That is pullet... and actually an Ameraucana! :wee

    Even females get spur bumps on their legs and can grow spurs and crow, though it isn't common. :old But they all have bumps of some sort.

    She doesn't have any saddle/sickle feathers and she isn't red at all. With my experience, I wouldn't be worried AT ALL about that being a cockerel. :)
     
  5. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! And Nuts For Horses!

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    She's a pullet!
     
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  6. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Crowing

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    She's beautiful!! Don't worry about the green sheen, it means nothing. Girls and boys can have it. My Black Jersey Giant has a gorgeous sheen. Depending on what direction the sun is coming from, she can appear purple, or green.
     
  7. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Almost ALL of my black beauties (except my Silkies) have the green/purple sheen! It's part of what makes black birds pretty. I breed French Black Copper Marans and the standard says with or without is acceptable. But since I like it, I will only be keeping girls WITH it in my breeding stock. :love
     
  8. JedJackson

    JedJackson Free Ranging

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    I'm surprised the standard says that. Black birds with red in the neck feathers often have the brightest sheen of all and it's beautiful.
     
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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Pullet. Broad, rounded feathers on the back.
     
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