Ameraucana, or not? Gender? (new pic)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Imma Okie, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Imma Okie

    Imma Okie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have these 2 unknowns. They have been named Sparks and Big Bertha. Bertha has twisted toes and is currently sporting some very stylish homemade shoes. The first pictures are of Bertha (or Bert, if she turns out to be a he.) The next set of pictures are of Sparks.
    These chicks were purchased at a farm and ranch supply. I was told that they were Ameraucana pullets. It doesn't matter, but I was hoping for more layers.

    Thank you for looking!

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I do think that they are Easter Eggers. Often, sellers call these Ameraucanas, because they probably have some of the Ameraucana genetics in them, so you get a colored egg.

    Both look like hens to me. [​IMG]
     
  3. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    Both are EE's. Sparks is almost definately a boy, and I think Bert may be too. How old are they. Sparks comb you can already see the three distinct rows in the pea comb this early that is almost absolutely a boy, you should start to see some red coming in across his wing/high back area. Bert I can't see his comb as well, but it is very red for as young as he looks.
     
  4. Imma Okie

    Imma Okie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both! I purchased them both the first of November. They didn't know the age, but they were partially feathered.
    I was guessing around 8 to 10 weeks old?
    The coloring was so different on Sparks than pictures of true Ameraucanas. Bert (still hoping for Bertha) has greenish slate legs...so the green led me to think that he/she is an EE.
     
  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sparks is definitely a cockerel and I suspect that Big Bertha is really a Bert. I'm not 100% on that one, but very suspicious.
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    I say young men too
     
  7. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I am not the best gender guesser......I was rootin' for girls for you though.....[​IMG]
     
  8. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    Quote:That is exactly correct. One of the standard colors for ameracuana's is white, but the legs would be slate, and the foot bottom would be white, not yellow. Also the chances of getting Ameraucana at a feed store is slim to none, they get theirs from major hatcheries, and while there may be a small specialized hatchery somewhere out there that sells ameraucana's the big ones certainly do not.

    Sparks may look alot like my Oreo when he gets bigger.

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    this is Oreo about the same age as your Sparks


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    And here he is all grown up.


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    This is a female's comb at about the same age as your Bert(ha), Yeti is an all white EE also.
     
  9. Imma Okie

    Imma Okie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you fshinggrl and ramirezframing! I don't know were to put them now. They may just hang with the guineas and stay in the guinea house. Bert likes the guineas better than the other chicks anyway.

    LOL...thank you chicmom! [​IMG]
     
  10. Imma Okie

    Imma Okie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kassaundra, Oreo is beautiful! Sparks does look a lot like that first pic. Very handsome.
    I think you are dead on with the EE.
     

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