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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. MommaOrp

    MommaOrp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say 2 roo's, however the darker one has the possibility of being a pullet [​IMG]
     
  2. MarinMama

    MarinMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think they are both roos. Mine are 6 weeks and my roo has similiar coloring to your lighter one.

    here are my 2 6 week old roos:
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    this is what the group of ee's look like so you can see the difference in comb/coloring, etc.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. breedlovefarm

    breedlovefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Can you expand on the description of vertical rows of bumps?
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both are roos. EEs have pea combs, and the roos will start showing three distinct rows on their comb very early. Pullets will not redden their combs until about 8 to 12 weeks, and you almost never can count three distinct rows of bumps on them.

    Also, the coloring is roo on both.

    Sorry if that's bad news [​IMG]
     
  5. RiddleMe

    RiddleMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm actually ok with them both being roos. Not ideal, as now I'll probably have to find one a home. But I'll grow them out and see which one is nicer first. And since I will have more eggs than I know what to do with when my girls do start to lay...
     
  6. metallicpits

    metallicpits Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] is my black chicken a too or a hen. It a americana with some feathers down the legs. And is the my blue a too. [​IMG]
     
  7. mamatoes

    mamatoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My one week EE has a teeny tiny amount of pink already. Bad sign? Roo in the making?[​IMG]

    It's tiny but it's a tad pink
     
  8. metallicpits

    metallicpits Out Of The Brooder

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    Does it have one row or three rows.
     
  9. mamatoes

    mamatoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]

    I think 3 but from zooming in it looks like only the middle one is getting big.

    I know they're so young I just don't want roosters in the city!
     
  10. metallicpits

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    I would say Hen. I did some reading on them. And looked at few in-person.
     

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