Ameraucana roo or hen? Need help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cityana, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. cityana

    cityana Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone!

    We're new with chickens and seems that one of our pullets might be a rooster. We added her when she was 3 days old to our three friendly 2-3 weeks old chicks. I was pretty worried she'd be in some sort of danger because of the age difference but it turned out to be vice versa. She quickly became the most aggressive and wildest little chicken. We thought maybe it's because she's much younger she feels like she needs to fight for her place under the sun and that she will get used to us and the flock eventually. Well she still is afraid of us and she still jumps and pecks at the other pullets quite often. I feel sorry for my other babies and don't know what to do.
    So is our Elsie still Elsie or Elvis at this point? Pretty determined to do DNA testing but thought I should ask the real experts first.

    Thank you, guys! Americauna, 1.5 months old (hatched April 28th).
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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    A little young to be sure but given the comb and especially the coloring I'd say that's a cockerel.
     
  3. witchychick66

    witchychick66 New Egg

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    I have the same issue. I was told this is a hen. It is now huge and very tall. I was told Americauna, but I think it is crossed with an ostrich. It crows like a rooster, but no spurs. [​IMG]
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Definite cockerel. It takes a while to grow spurs.
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Yup, that's a cockerel.
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    That looks like a cockerel
     
  7. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing roo also, but he is SO pretty!!
     
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  8. cityana

    cityana Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks a lot, guys! It's devastating but I did suspect that for sometime now. It's just so hard to believe that this little thing turned out a bully and a roo and we can't keep her/him. That's how she looked the first day we got her (Orthodox Easter). Gonna go cry and will definitely post updates if we proceed with DNA test before giving her away!
     
  9. cityana

    cityana Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh :( can you keep him?
     
  10. cityana

    cityana Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh :( can you keep him?
     

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