Ameraucana/Easter Egger Rooster???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dag623, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. dag623

    dag623 New Egg

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    Hi all, new to the board yet have found an abundance of useful information here! We have 2 Ameraucanas or Easter Eggers given to us by a friends. They were born in July, and we think one may be a rooster, judging by the length of the tail feathers. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  2. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old is it? how many rows of bumps are there on it's come?
     
  3. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Based on the coloration (dark, splotchy red over the wings and back) and the long pointy saddle feathers I believe I see next to the tail, I'm going with roo.
     
  4. MamaRudey

    MamaRudey Chillin' With My Peeps

    My vote is for roo as well.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's a cockerel.
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    ee roo
     
  7. dag623

    dag623 New Egg

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    Thanks for all the replies! We had a hunch it is a roo, but wanted to check with people that know a bit more, as we are only 2 months into raising chickens...
     
  8. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE Cockerel.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You are correct! Any bird with that darker red shading on the wings is going to be a roo.
     
  10. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    You might want to qualify that with "any EE roo with darker red shading--" I have a bird that is clearly a pullet and has a white body with dark red shoulders. She's a cross between a RIR and a white Leghorn (probably).
     

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