Ameraucana chicks - pullets or roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jonessa, May 4, 2017.

  1. Jonessa

    Jonessa Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! I'm new to chickens, but have read enough to know that I may be jumping the gun here.... But I'm gonna ask anyway! [​IMG]
    I have two blue Ameraucana chicks, one is a true blue and one is a splash. They are 5 1/2 weeks old. Any guesses?? I'm really hoping they're pullets, because they are so sweet and pretty and I'm not allowed to keep roos!
    First up is the true blue:[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    And the splash:
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    Thanks for your input!!
     
  2. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi, you might ask on the Ameraucana thread. They are pretty good at guessing. I can't tell yet, but I don't see any darker Hackle feathers yet.
     
  3. OmahaChicks

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    Pretty birds! It looks like your blue might be a cockerel, and the splash a pullet. I think I see 3 rows on the comb on your blue. These guys are tricky though. I've had blue, black, and lavender Ameraucana's, and the cockerels were not immediately obvious.
     
  4. Jonessa

    Jonessa Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your replies! :)
     

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