Ameraucana Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Catalana, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. Catalana

    Catalana Just Hatched

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    Hi, would appreciate help determine the gender of one bird and confirmation of the color.
    does this look like a silver Ameraucana cockerel?
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    This following photo is what I think is also a silver cockerel, but that I'm sure is male. If they are both silvers, and they are both cockerels, why does one have a dark breast and the other peachy light brown patches?

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    This is what I'm sure must be a silver pullet:

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    And with her in the back suspected cockerel in the front:

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    Thanks so much!
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    The first is a pullet, second is a cockerel and third is a pullet.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Are there just two birds? They're both Easter egger pullets, not true Ameraucana.
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    The two silvery ones are Easter Egger pullets. The tannish one is an EE cockerel.
     
  6. Catalana

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    Thanks all for letting me know. They were sold to me as true amers so I guess that's disappointing. But I'm glad to hear that I've only got the one cockerel.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sorry, missed that reddish bird. That's a cockerel.

    I tend to be pretty forgiving toward sellers who sell EE as Ameraucana. I don't think there's usually malice there, it's honest ignorance. After all, if one buys a bird from a hatchery as a specific breed, hatches chicks from those parents, shouldn't they be that breed? You'd sure like to think so, wouldn't you? And with pretty much all other breeds, that's going to be the case.

    But, you hvae two pretty pullets who are quite likely to lay you blue or green eggs, so that makes most folks happy.
     

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