Ameraucana Chicks-Sex and Coloring Question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by the simple life, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is there a difference in coloring between the sexes in ameraucana wheatons when they hatch?
    I have one that is very light and one that has more of a golden color to it.
     
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
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    my very light one ended up being blue wheaten pullets, my medium yellow ended up as blue wheaten cockerals or wheaten pullets, and my darker yellow(golden) ended up at wheaten cockerals. I have only hatched 7, but that is what I got.....
     
  3. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, not between the sexes. Sometimes the Blue Wheaten chicks can have a bit more of a yellowish tint to them than the Wheatens but you won't be able to sex them until they start to feather in good. Then you can look for dark pin feathers and those will be your cockerels.

    God Bless,
     
  4. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you both for the information, its much appreciated. [​IMG]
     
  5. KsTornado11

    KsTornado11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And please post pics!! I've always wanted some,but never could afford them.
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  6. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can see pics of WBS Ameraucanas on my website. Just click on the Ameraucana album or on the Babies album.

    God Bless,
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:You have some beautiful chickens.

    I got 4 Wheaten/Blue Wheatens in my last hatch from pasofinofarm.

    I had two light colored and two yellows. I think I also got a roo and a pullet of each. We'll have to see. They are only a week old today.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009
  8. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You can't go wrong with Don & Melissa. They are great people and what you see is what you get with them.

    If your chicks aren't marked yet, I recommend you toe punch them and then take a few moments to record what you can about them. That will help you in the future to know what you've got.

    God Bless,
     

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