Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds

samouw

Songster
8 Years
Mar 19, 2011
1,119
278
246
Aiken, SC
I've seen several discussions on sexing young Ameraucanas by their comb ("females only have one row of peas and males have three"), so I thought I'd share these pictures. A pea comb, by definition, is three rows of peas, so even if the females are less obvious, they should also have three rows of peas.

This is a young (about 11-12 weeks) wheaten pullet. Of course, sexing wheatens is easy once they get full feathers because of the differences in males and females. But I'd like to show you her comb. Look closely and you can see three rows of peas, which is what a pea comb should be, regardless of gender.

wheaten pullet comb 1.jpg wheaten pullet comb 2.jpg wheaten pullet comb 3.jpg
 

pamperedamber

Songster
Dec 24, 2015
369
20
106
Riverside, Ca
I've seen several discussions on sexing young Ameraucanas by their comb ("females only have one row of peas and males have three"), so I thought I'd share these pictures. A pea comb, by definition, is three rows of peas, so even if the females are less obvious, they should also have three rows of peas.

This is a young (about 11-12 weeks) wheaten pullet. Of course, sexing wheatens is easy once they get full feathers because of the differences in males and females. But I'd like to show you her comb. Look closely and you can see three rows of peas, which is what a pea comb should be, regardless of gender.

View attachment 1046218 View attachment 1046219 View attachment 1046220
Can you post a male at the same sage (if you have one) for a side by side comparison? I am still trying to understand what you mean by rows of peas.
 

Ravynscroft

For the Love of Duck
Premium member
5 Years
Nov 30, 2014
34,686
33,222
1,166
Middle Tennessee

jerryse

Crowing
10 Years
Feb 21, 2010
6,320
5,133
461
Sparland IL
Day 23 for my Wheaten eggs... One egg piped this morning and nothing from the other one. I really hope both these eggs hatch, the hen they came from was killed by a roaming dog days after the eggs were set. My OE chicks were all out on day 21 and they are running around the brooder now. Has anyone else had Ams hatch later than average? The suspense is killing me!
I have been gone . Did not see a reply to your question . In my experience a late hatch is due to low temperature . Bump up the the temp 1/2 a degree to start with . Could possibly need 1 degree . Thermometers can be off a little bit .
 
Top Bottom