Americanas gender

lazy8man

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Apr 1, 2007
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I have some young americanas (5 weeks old) some may be crosses. I am having trouble determining the gender of these birds. I have some other "normal" chicks in with them that I feel pretty confident I can ID based on their combs. The americanas seem to have very short thick combs and I really can not tell which is which. Overall they are all pretty uniform in size also. I have a few I assume are roosters based on behavior but other than that I need some assistance on what to more subtlely look for. These are just birds I hatched myself so both sexes are represented in my "sample".

Can you offer any help?

Chad
 

lazy8man

Hatching
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Apr 1, 2007
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Theres about 30 of em!
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lux_interior

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Apr 28, 2009
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then just post like 5, and compare which ones people think are roos to the others that look the same, and same with the pullets???
 

ging3rhoffman

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At 5 weeks my EE roo started to show a pink/red comb. You might also be able to tell by the comb having 3 rows or 1 row. All my girls have a single rose comb and my roo had a 3 row comb..but i heard thats not 100 percent.
 

lazy8man

Hatching
12 Years
Apr 1, 2007
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Here are some of them;)
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It is raining here today and they are semi loose and semi wild. I have not touched any of them for many weeks. That was the best I could come up with. I know it will be no help! As soon as I aimed the camera at them they were duckin and runnin.
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I was just looking for some rules of thumb. I have no real need to know what they are right now just curious.

I have never seen one of these before in person but am really interested in the variation of color and patterns. I just have a flock of mongrel chickens for eggs and meat (just the extras) and select for interesting patterns that crop up. I can not wait to see what these will produce when crossed with my rooster.

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Any rules of thumb are appreciated, like the one row/ three row idea.

Chad
 

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