Ameraucana, hen or roo? PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by boykin2010, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, please tell me the inevitable! I am preparing myself for this being a rooster. I bought it not knowing if it was male or female. I thinking it is around 4 or 5 months old. It hasnt crowed yet either. I really really really want this to be a hen! It is my friendliest chicken and runs up to me and lets me hold it.
     
  2. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    16-20 weeks? My guess is hen.
    There is a long long thread here on sexing EEs. Just an fyi. We have 2 EEs and found it helpful.
     
  3. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a rooster to me. I think I can see pointy saddle feathers. Kind of hard to tell for sure from the picture. The comb looks awfully red to. I have 16-17 EE's and their comb is not nearly that red.
     
  4. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it appears to be growing saddle feathers so that is what threw me off
     
  5. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are they pointy or rounded?
    Pointy = rooster

    That bottom tail feather looks round to me. Have you got more pics?

    Our ee's combs change color with how hot they are. When it is very warm, they are deep red. If I give them water or turn the hose on for them to play in, the combs turn pink/red/rosy.
     
  6. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im guessing roo also. My lavender Ameraucanas were slow to feather out and now at 5 months Im just beginning to know for sure on a couple.
     
  7. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy is my guess....
     
  8. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That appears to be a georgous lavender Ameraucana roo, but if it hasn't crowed yet that is interesting. It does appear to have saddle feathers and the neck looks like it has hackle feathers. If if is a hen, it should start laying any time judging by the red face.

    Lanae
     
  9. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    rooster-Lav Ameraucana:)
     
  10. ThomsonCentennialFarm

    ThomsonCentennialFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo. My EE roo still doesn't crow very often and he's ~23-24 weeks.
     

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