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Ameraucana/EE - Hens or Roos??? ADDED COMB PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RiddleMe, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. RiddleMe

    RiddleMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just got these two, I was told they are Auracana, but assume EE based on the rarity of true Auracanas (I'm fine with EEs!!). Wondering if anyone can tell me if they are hens or roos. They are 6 1/2 weeks in these photos. There were two more of the darker red/gray birds with even more striking coloring and same size/color combs but slightly thicker legs, so I defaulted to these two, hoping at least one is a hen.

    I'll try to get pics of them standing tomorrow so you can see leg color and size, they were a little stressed from the ride home and new surroundings, and ready to sleep so I didn't want to disturb them too much.
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    Edited to update title and remove breed question
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2011
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert but I'm seeing at least one rooster? [​IMG]
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Not sure, thinking roos though. Have no idea on the whole EE/americauna/auracana.
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It appears you have a pair. I would say that the darker one is a rooster (cockerel).
     
  5. dutchhollow

    dutchhollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are ee's. The lighter one guessing roo (everyone that color I have had has been a roo) and hen on the darker one, but the comb looks red in one pic, but not the others? Maybe red light?
     
  6. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, coloring points to two roos, but I guess I was being hopeful for you when I said it was a pair. [​IMG]
     
  7. rhs7111

    rhs7111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like cockerels. If they have pea combs as most EEs do, a cockerel will have three vertical rows of bumps, whereas a pullet will have only one vertical row of bumps. Your photos are a bit blurry to know 100%, but you can take a closer look yourself and decide.
     
  8. The Turken Lady

    The Turken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    You've got some nice EE's there,they're very pretty. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I believe that the lighter one is a cockerel,and the darker one a pullet.
    Although the pullet looks like she's getting some mixed male blue wheaten color on her, in the second picture,her comb is obviously smaller and less red than the cockerel's. I've had plenty of hens her color,so looks like you've got a pair!
     
  9. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I think they're both cockerels because of the splotchy coloration and comb appearance but I'm no expert -- just reading lots and learning.
     
  10. RiddleMe

    RiddleMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple close ups of the combs. I forgot to turn off the red light so the color is just a little less red, but still has the pink in it. Based on the three row theory I'm now thinking they're both roos. [​IMG] [​IMG] They'll be pretty, just don't need two roos!

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