Ameraucanas - use comb or tail to tell gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom

    JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have five Ameraucanas between 13 and 14 weeks old.

    A grey/blue one has the largest comb. Of the other 4, none has a comb anywhere near the size of the grey/blue one.

    However, some are starting to develop the longer tail feathers I associate with cockerels.

    I'm still a month from having to cull, but I am wondering if I should rely more on the comb or the tail feathers to guess at the gender.

    I know, pictures would help. I have to get a new camera.
     
  2. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    someone told me that pullets have 1 row and roo's 3 on their combs. i am sure someone will correct me if i am wrong. The roo's will be more red as well~
     
  3. allison finch

    allison finch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone post closeup photos of the different EE comb? I have the same situation of a possible roo with a larger comb.
     
  4. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    If i could only catch mine................ [​IMG]
     
  5. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I'm not sure if you are talking about true ameraucanas or easter eggers, but someone did ask to see pics of EEs combs. Here's an EE pullet at 15 weeks - if yours have noticeably larger/redder combs than this one, then they are probably males (hers is just very light pink).

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  6. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Quote:This is an 8 week old pullet with a 3-row comb - pullets have this type of comb too, but it would be much redder and develop faster in the cockerels.

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    This is another one of my pullets that had a 3-row comb - she's about 7 weeks here (the next 3 pics are all of the same pullet):
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    This is a 3 row comb in a 20 week old pullet (same as above) - not laying yet.
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    This is the comb of that same pullet 2 1/2 weeks later - just after she started laying eggs:
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    This is one of my pullets with a single row pea comb (about 7 weeks)
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    This is a single row pea comb in that same pulelt at 20 weeks old - not laying yet.
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    Last edited: Sep 1, 2009
  7. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    I'm sorry it isn't closer but here is a frontal view of my blue Am pullet(not sure of exact age just know she's under a yr) She has a single row comb
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    And this is a frontal view of my EE pullet around 5 1/2 mo.s old she has a 3 row comb it's just not as prominent as a males would be, and it has been red since I got her about a month ago.
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  8. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 month old Black Ameraucana comb.
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  9. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Ok got better pics of my girls head shots for you:
    Blue Ameraucana Pullet
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    Red, white, n blue EE pullet
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    Last edited: Sep 2, 2009
  10. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    im pretty sure you almost have to comb sex them im having trouble w/ the five ive got
     

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