Ameraucana...HEN or ROOSTER?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chris_m90731, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. chris_m90731

    chris_m90731 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, i rescued this chicken several months ago from the pound...it's yet to lay a single egg, although it's tempermant is great.
    friendly birdy and such.
    doesn't crow in the morn (we have a banny rooster that does [email protected] 4am!!)
    question: is this an Ameraucana HEN or ROOSTER...or is it even a Ameraucana?
    thanks, i'm a novice in the poultry arts...

    (the brown one, btw)

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  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    It's an Easter Egger, not a true Ameraucana and it looks like a roo.
     
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  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Not gonna get eggs from that Easter Egger, cuz she's a HE!
     
  4. chris_m90731

    chris_m90731 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's so weird...it never crows. any reason for this?
     
  5. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

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    He might just not be that mature yet. My EE roo didn't crow until 7 months old! Now that he is crowing, at least he has a nice voice [​IMG]
     
  6. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! It's a boy!

    ETA: And I love my Easter Eggers! They're great birds. Enjoy him.
     
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  7. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Large comb size would indicate cockerel to me.
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Easter Egger roo, (EE) and going to be very handsome! I have had about 6 of them, and all were good natured, though slow maturing. VERY nice birds!
    The banties do tend to mature faster. Some can be awful noisy, but they don't have much volume, so that helps. I had one bantam who got mean- he went elsewhere to be the only roo. Last I heard, he thinks he's King of the World. [​IMG]

    Enjoy your EE, they really are nice and interesting birds! [​IMG]
     
  9. chris_m90731

    chris_m90731 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thank you, thank you

    and we renamed him...
    was: Calpurnia,
    is: Carl
     
  10. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is an EasterEgger ROOSTER.


    Not an ameraucana.
     

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