Ameraucanas and Buff Orpington sexing... this is hard!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by erysette, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. erysette

    erysette Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys! I'm excited. My babies (half of them) have finally gotten old enough to post here so that I can get some gender guessing help! I have this little Buff Orpington, and three Ameraucanas. I'm pretty stumped as this is my first time with chicks!

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    Ameraucana #1 (black):
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    Ameraucana #2 (biggest grey):
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    Ameraucana #3 (smaller grey):
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  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    3 looks like a roo, the rest look like pullets.
     
  3. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is still too early to sex them. Wait till they are 6-8 weeks, or fully feathered out. Your ameraucaunas are gorgeous! We had some when I was a kid, and they would sit on 20-30 eggs, hatch 20-30 chicks, and 20-30 chicks would survive to adulthood. They were brilliant mothers.

    ETA: :welcome. Glad you've joined with your new chicks. Also, 3 is showing no apparent signs of being a cockerel.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2017
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Too early to sex them. Early attempts are just guesses. People want something less dubious. agree with Minnowey wait till 6-8 weeks. Also is impossible to get a good look at chicks when they are being held . We need to see them standing on their own, and also clear head shots showing comb or lack of it.
     

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