Ameraucanas: roo or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by VA Raptor, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. VA Raptor

    VA Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wondering if you experts could help me sex this bird. Apologies in advance for the crappy cell phone pics.

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    He hatched on September 7th. At first we thought he was a boy, now we're not sure.

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    Here is another mystery sex Ameraucana (apparently my cell phone can't process white birds well):
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    This is my splash rooster, Mr. Crankypus, for comparison.

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  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From the pictures the first on looks like a pullet. It is a little hard to tell on the second one, but it looks like it could be a pullet.
     
  3. VA Raptor

    VA Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wish I'd stop losing the battery for my regular camera.

    Is it possible hard to tell sex on Ameraucanas before they crow/lay? Or should they be clearly male or female at this age? Looks like they all have fuzzy hairs in the hackle/saddle area. Other than that 2 of the 3 questionable chicks look act like pullets.

    I made a mistake having a hard to sex breed to start with.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They both look like pullets to me, though I'm less sure about the Splash one.
     
  5. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    I vote hens.
    Pretty little hens.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking pullets.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think they look like pullets. Better comb shots would help, though.

    Your splash bird looks to have white legs? That means she's not Ameraucana......
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree both on them being pullets, and the splash not being a true Ameraucana, which have slate blue legs.
     
  9. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not even going to try to go breed specifics. I personally have only had hatchery EEs (Easter Eggers). Yes they can be very hard to sex if you are new to the breed. Males and females tend to have different dominate colors (but not definite) and comb development being the best ways I have see to early sex. Some can be difficult to sex early, but most can be sexed before laying/crowing. I have trouble deciphering sex of white, black, and splash colors regardless of breed. Males will get pointed saddle and hackle feathers and their combs are more defined three rows. The "fuzzy hairs" are not a definite. Sickle shaped tail feathers are signs of a rooster.
     
  10. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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