Ameraucana Hen or Roo???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by spatino, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. spatino

    spatino Out Of The Brooder

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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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  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
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    Looks like a roo [​IMG] has a pretty long tail.
     
  3. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the tail SCREAMS roo. Kinda like his budding crow [​IMG]
     
  4. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have EE pullets and they don't have a bit of red in their combs yet. They were hatched the last week in March. I believe that is a roo. Can you say a boy named Sue?
     
  5. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a pretty Easter Egger cockerel there [​IMG]
     
  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    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!
     
  7. spatino

    spatino Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  8. spatino

    spatino Out Of The Brooder

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    Anybody else?
     
  9. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty EE Roo not a doubt about it [​IMG]
     
  10. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep you got a cockadoodler EE!!!
     

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