americaucana pullets or roos?!help please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bungaree chickens, May 18, 2008.

  1. bungaree chickens

    bungaree chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could all you experts help me out? I have found a some chickens in my area. I am in search of pullets though since my city does not allow roos. I love americaunas, and am so pleased to have found someone who has some for sale. The only think is that she does not know if they are pullets or roos. I am a newbie, but I hope they all are pullets....what do you all say????
    She says they are 4-5 weeks:

    all three (ain't they stunning!?!?!):

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    chickie 1:
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    chickie 2:
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  2. bungaree chickens

    bungaree chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really hope you can tell. Can anyone tell??
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Best to wait a few more weeks - the first pic - the one on the right looks like it MIGHT be a ROo - but they are still really young - wait till 8 weeks and take more pic's! [​IMG]
     
  4. bungaree chickens

    bungaree chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, I will need to tell the lady if I want them soon though...as in very soon. I don't think I have couple of weeks:(

    I thought that one might be a roo as well.
     
  5. bungaree chickens

    bungaree chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone???
     
  6. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Mine are 12 weeks old and I still can't tell [​IMG]
     
  7. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    I agree, it's too early to know for sure, but I would guess that the one on the right with the redder comb might be a roo.
     
  8. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on the right is a possible roo, they are soooo pretty, I love Ameraucanas.
     
  9. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Aren't you supposed to be able to count the rows of "peas" on their comb? One row a girl, three rows a boy?
     
  10. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Quote:We have Easter Eggers (McMurray Hatchery's "Araucanas") and I can tell the roos by 3 weeks of age due to their combs being redder at that age, as opposed the the girls combs being paler. I've never gone by the rows in their combs since they are "mutts", basically.

    We actually have an EE roo with a single comb and one with a pea comb.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1560-Our_Easter_Egge

    bungaree,

    In the first pic, the one on the right looks like a roo to me too since 4 - 5 weeks old is way too early for the girls to be getting ready to lay.


    Hope this helps!


    Dawn
     

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