Ameraucana Blue/green tail feathers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Adoravachick, May 25, 2012.

  1. Adoravachick

    Adoravachick Songster

    Apr 10, 2012
    Near Cobleskill, NY
    I have a lovely Ameraucana hen or what was supposed to be a hen. The comb on this bird has become red, especially, in comparison to my other girls. Also, the tail is set more upright. Today, as my family and I were watching "chicken tv" as we like to call it, I noticed that there are these blue/green feathers coming from the tail. Rooster? Not one of my birds has crowed or layed any eggs yet.
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Suspicious for a rooster. Pics will tell the tale.
  3. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Songster

    Oct 6, 2010
    Are the feathers on the chicken's back more pointed than the others?
  4. bucky52

    bucky52 Songster

    Apr 26, 2011
    the decription sounds just like mine.he is 11 weeks old.i was hoping for a pullet.but it is doing the rooster dance around the other chicks.and he is establishing his pecking order by chasing and pecking the other 9 chicks.
  5. Adoravachick

    Adoravachick Songster

    Apr 10, 2012
    Near Cobleskill, NY
    I did spend quite a bit of time outside observing him/her (Oreo) today. The feathers are pointed on the back now that you mention it. The blue/green tail feathers are difficult to see in a pic. They are just barely peeking out, but the ARE there. And.....Oreo was grabbing one of my hens on the back of the neck today. Is that a breeding behavior?
    I have no problems with a rooster that is a gentlemen and polite with my hens, but this bird is a little pushy and reminds me of a bratty boy who likes to pull the girls braids and then run away. The tail is very relaxed in this photo, normally it is standing straight up. My EE hens are there in the backround, their bodies even look different. Their tails especially look different and even though you can't see them, their heads and facial features are very feminine,.Oreo's head and neck seems much more masculine.

  6. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

    Aug 25, 2011
    Milwaukie, Oregon
    That is definitely a cockerel.
  7. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Songster

    Apr 22, 2012
    Southwest Virginia
    My Coop
    Black and white usually points to cockerel for EE's
  8. Adoravachick

    Adoravachick Songster

    Apr 10, 2012
    Near Cobleskill, NY
    Ok, then, ya'll are right. It's A BOY!!! We have some crowing attempts. It's hysterical! The "kids" went out to free range today since we moved them to the new coop, Oreo (the roo) was doing a good job keeping an eye out for the hens and....he put them to bed. It was awesome! He went from being kind of rude to being a little chicken rock star.

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