Ameraucana? A boy or a girl. - NEW HIGH QUALITY PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by steveholtam, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. steveholtam

    steveholtam Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry for the poor chicken photos. This bird is quick! Just picked him/her up on this week. I was was told it was a three month old hen. But my last Ameraucana that sadly passed away at two months did not look this lean and tall. Anyone have any thoughts?

    THANKS FOR LOOKING!


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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like an easter egger and maybe cockerel based on feather color on the wings but that should be a pullets color only
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like very typical hen coloring - EE though, not Am
     
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  4. steveholtam

    steveholtam Out Of The Brooder

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    Probably a stupid question, but what is an EE?
     
  5. aaggjg

    aaggjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter Egger
     
  6. steveholtam

    steveholtam Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! At least I know the breed. I'm still hoping for my opinions on the sex. So far one vote for each. I'm really hoping it's a pullet!
     
  7. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss [​IMG]

    I can't tell from your pics if it's a boy or girl, but it's lean/tall-ness shouldn't confuse you. An Easter Egger is a mixed breed in the Ameraucana family. Just like I used to have a "rotten retriever" dog, she was a rottie mixed with a golden. So, you never know what body shape or coloring they'll have. There are a few things when they're chicks that make them similar - chipmunk stripes, raccoon eyes, and most have muffs/beards, pea combs and green legs.

    I hope it's a girl for you!
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    if around 15 weeks then it's a pullet

    males usually don't come colored like that though
     
  9. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In some of those pics I am seeing point saddle feathers. I say you've got yourself a male.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm kinda torn in this one.

    First impression was pullet all the way. Then, enlarging the pic on the ramp, I'm not so positive. Still pretty sure it's a pullet, but I'd love to see pics in 4 weeks or so to be sure.
     

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