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Americana gender debate.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HippyChick425, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. HippyChick425

    HippyChick425 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know it's a bit early but what do you guys think? Sexed female from feed store but her tail is growing longer then the other two I have. When they were chicks the wing feathers were uneven and the same as the other two. My husband keeps saying rooster but that would be bad as I live in the city so I'm crossing everything I have in hopes she's not a he.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    There is that red on the shoulders- makes me think there is a chance for it to be a cockerel. But I really don't know and so hang onto him/her until you are sure! I don't see anything else that gives me an idea.

    Sometimes they really surprise you.
     
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far it is looking like a pullet.

    I see the red on the shoulders too, but overall she has more subtle native like coloring, rather than patchy flashy, and her comb still looks fairly small, so I'm thinking it's probably a pullet. Repost pics in a few weeks?

    (Long tails at this age often indicate pullets, just FYI, the roos tend to have bunny tails while the pullets have longer tails.... At least that's what I've noticed with my chicks)

    Edited to add: Also, that is an Easter Egger, not a true Ameraucana.......... Very pretty though!
     
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  4. unionhillchix

    unionhillchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say pullet partly because of the small comb. How old are they?
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    How old?
     
  6. HippyChick425

    HippyChick425 Out Of The Brooder

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    Updated photo from today still female?
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    How old?
     
  8. HippyChick425

    HippyChick425 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's 3 months old this week.
     
  9. HippyChick425

    HippyChick425 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think it's a pullet just may be the dominant of the bunch.
     
  10. mullys

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    Beautiful bird. Looks exactly like our girls did at 3 months, tho' they were pure Ameraucanas. Here they are at 15 months.
    We are going to pick up two EE tomorrow from the same breeder, I hope they look like yours.

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