Ameraucana Hen or Roo???

spatino

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 25, 2010
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Is my Ameraucana a Hen or Roo?

"She" was purchased as a pullet. 2 months old.

I have a suspicion. After reading through other posts and checking pictures I'm actually pretty darns sure.
I'd only suspected it once...but then today she started making new noises...but not a full crow.
Longer tail feathers, metallic green starting to appear in tail, bright red comb, thicker legs...hmm what else. Oh "she" holds her tail higher & has this prominent pose.

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ChooksChick

BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist
12 Years
Aug 17, 2008
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My Coop
My Coop
That there im a boy!

My kid just faked a twang as she 'hollared' that over my shoulder. I agree. You'll hear crowing soon. My EE roo who is similar in coloring is an absolute doll and never crows unless I have a budding crower in the grow-out coop. As long as there's no competition he's quiet enough to stay in town!
 

spatino

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 25, 2010
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Marysville
Flipping figures! Hes sweet and hand raised, but he was experimenting with his voice this morning. I'd heard that hens occasionally make similar noises to a budding roos crow, because there isn't a roo around. All hope is lost. At least Ebby isn't a boy or girl name.
 

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