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Ameraucana and RIR gender.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jhiggy300, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. Jhiggy300

    Jhiggy300 Just Hatched

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    We are new chicken owners, just got our first chicks about 4 weeks ago and they were about 4 weeks old then. We got 2 Black Sex Links, 3 Ameraucanas, and 1 RIR. One of the Ameraucana and the RIR are starting to look like roosters, what do you guys think? Thanks, James, Dawn and Casey.
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your "Ameraucana" is actually an Easter Egger. Most hatcheries/feed stores mislabel Easter Eggers as Ameraucanas. In reality, if a bird doesn't fit the Ameraucana breed standard, come in a recognized Ameraucana color pattern (of which there are only seven or eight), and lay blue eggs (not green, pink, brown, etc), it is an Easter Egger.

    The good news is, she's definitely a pullet. That's a very common female Easter Egger color pattern.

    Your Rhode Island Red also appears to be what is generally considered to be a "Production Red". True Rhode Island Reds are a deep mahogany color and rather large. Most Rhode Island Reds that hatcheries sell are Production Reds. Production Reds, while not true Rhode Island Reds, are still excellent egg layers.

    Unfortunately, I'm leaning towards rooster on this Rhode Island Red. This is based on the larger comb and patchy red coloring. However, I'm not entirely certain. Post more photos in a couple of weeks for a perhaps better guess.
     
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    X2 on this.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Me too. Good info Wyandottes![​IMG]
     
  6. Wyandottes7

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  7. Jhiggy300

    Jhiggy300 Just Hatched

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    Thanks Wyandottes7!
    Your response was informative and helpful, we really appreciate it!!!
     

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