Ameraucana Rooster or Hen?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mariejb21, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. mariejb21

    mariejb21 Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Sep 3, 2011
    Hello! This is my first post... I bought 2 Ameraucana chicks at a feed store this spring. They are now just over 5 months old and ONE IS LAYING! So rather than isolating one and breaking its heart (since they are soo gentle and sensitive!) I was wondering if anyone out there has enough experience to tell me who is the roo and who is the hen... or are they BOTH hens and one is lazy?! They are the same age. Personality is very different. Hoot is so sweet and friendly. She loves me to hold her and she always hides under my dress when I come in the pen! I like to think it's a hen cuz she's sweet! [​IMG] But the other, Toot, is so shy and scared, but also gentle and far from aggresive like a normal roo. Hoot has a beard, though, (feathery head!!) and suddenly is getting a small red comb... Neither have long tail feathers, and I have not heard one of them crow... AND I have caught them BOTH in nesting boxes... but only one egg... Here are pics of them:


    Here are the pictures...

    Toot:
    [​IMG]

    Hoot:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    These are not my first chickens... they're actually numbers 18 & 19 [​IMG] ...just my first Ameraucana's... Hope someone can help!! Looking forward to an answer!! Thanks!!

    ~Marie
     
  2. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

    3,393
    34
    233
    Apr 17, 2009
    Central Illinois
    Quote:They both look like pullets.
     
    Mamahenning10 likes this.
  3. EMaker

    EMaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    171
    1
    79
    Aug 19, 2011
    They are both Easter Eggers (not SOP Ameraucanas) and both are pretty pullets. Easter Eggers are awesome! [​IMG]
     
    Mamahenning10 likes this.
  4. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

    3,393
    34
    233
    Apr 17, 2009
    Central Illinois
    If they are EEs then the other could be laying a brown egg.
     
  5. mariejb21

    mariejb21 Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Sep 3, 2011
    WOW!! That is wonderful news: 2 pullets!! And you know what? They COULD both be laying and I just wouldn't know if one is laying a brown egg, because I have several barred rock *newbies* that started laying brown ones!! Thank you for your answers!!

    ~Marie
     
  6. mariejb21

    mariejb21 Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Sep 3, 2011
    BTW, What is an SOP Ameraucana? Sorry!! I have no idea!!
     
  7. h_palmer

    h_palmer Out Of The Brooder

    61
    1
    31
    Sep 1, 2011
    Queensland, Australia
    Looks to me like both hens, at that age I would have thought if one was a rooster his comb etc would be well formed - thats how we found out one of ours was a rooster then he started crowing well before 5mths.....
     
  8. Martha80

    Martha80 Out Of The Brooder

    41
    1
    24
    Jun 20, 2011
    Randolph Co. Indiana
    I also got 2 Ameraucaunas (or EEs) this spring. At 2-3 months old, thought that I had a rooster and a hen, their coloring was so different, a gold one like yours and one that is lighter and grayer. But then the gold one didn't get bigger than the other, or develop any comb or wattle, or start crowing. I'm waiting for 2 blue/green eggs any day!
     
  9. cluckler

    cluckler New Egg

    8
    1
    7
    Aug 15, 2010
    these look like our Ameraucauna hens.
     
    Mamahenning10 likes this.
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They are two Easter Egger pullets, so one of them certainly could be laying a brown egg.

    Since someone asked:
    SOP= Standard of Perfection, which details what makes a bird a certain breed. They are not Ameraucanas because they do not meet the standard for Ameraucanas, including egg color, plumage color, etc.
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by