Ameraucana or EE, and gender??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nyxchick, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. Nyxchick

    Nyxchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I tried to get all the recommended pictures but these two would NOT stand still.
    I was told I had Ameraucana eggs but reading these forums it seems like a lot of people get EEs that way.
    Curious what you all think.
    Also curious about gender. Is it too early to tell? They are 8 weeks old.

    This is Irene
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    Side view of Irene
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    This is Susan
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    All that red on her head makes me nervous, hoping this isn't A Boy Named Sue
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    Those are Ameraucana, the first looks to be a pullet and that second one is suspicious, it does look rooster like.
     
  3. Nyxchick

    Nyxchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Well that part is good, if they are Ameraucana chickens do you think it would make it easier to find a new home for Susan if it comes to that? Beautiful bird. When the sun hits the black feathers they have an irridescent shine to them, just gorgeous.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    It can depend on where you live, the rooster market gets saturated this time of year, the funny thing is I was thinking about ordering a Ameraucana rooster next year. They can be tricky to sex them early so I'm just guessing, hopefully it ends up a hen.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I can see small red spots poking through Susan's feathers near the wings. If more develop I would think she is a Sam.


    So far Irene is looking purely feminine
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    you are very observant, I didn't even see those.
     
  7. Nyxchick

    Nyxchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, the red spots are becoming more pronounced.
    Not a good sign for Susan, eh?
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Nope. I've started calling them the red patches of death [​IMG]. Had some blue Ameraucana/dark Cornish mixes that were very slow to tell gender, but those red patches sealed their fates.
     
  9. Nyxchick

    Nyxchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a picture I took yesterday. Lots more red showing.
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    Another curious question for the Ameraucana experts here. I thought black Ameraucana roosters were all black. At least the photos I've googled up online. Where do the red spots come from?
     
  10. suliah

    suliah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get a good shot of the comb on Sue... Pea combs are really obvious about gender once you know what to look for. I can tell mine by about 8 weeks usually. 1 row of peas VS 3 rows. Wider (3 rows) is a cockerel, 1 row is a hen.
     

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