Americauna boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Five Points John, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Five Points John

    Five Points John Out Of The Brooder

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    Now let's see if these pictures work.[​IMG]

    We think this one is the boy...
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    We think this is the girl...
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    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    John and Jen
     
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both boys. [​IMG] They both look like Amercicauas to me.
     
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Both are handsome Easter Egger boys [​IMG]
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Both boys and I agree..EE's but they are pretty [​IMG]
     
  5. Five Points John

    Five Points John Out Of The Brooder

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    What about these two?[​IMG]

    female?
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    male?
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    I can get a better pic of the Female? if you need it.
    What's the giveaway on the difference so we know next time.
     
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  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:2 EE roosters.

    Chris
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:You have theses right
    First one Hen second one Rooster.

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  8. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    In your second set of pictures, you are correct and the top is female, the bottom male.


    In the bottom picture - look at the feathers just in front of his tail - the feathers that are long and flowing, kind of like long hair - they are also pointy at the end. These are called saddle feathers - they only grow on male chickens (look at your female and she only has short, round feathers in the "saddle" area). A cockerel (male under a year - rooster is a male over a year of age) start growing saddle feathers generally around 12 weeks of age - some do a bit sooner and some a bit later.
     
  9. Five Points John

    Five Points John Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Thank you!! Any guesses on the age of the black hen. Do I need to get layer feed soon, or is it going to be a while?
    on the first set the comb of what we thought was the female was half a gin bigger on the one we were sure was a male, and smaller on the one we thought was a female, that's why we weren't sure. How do you tell so we know next time?[​IMG]
     
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  10. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, on your first two pics... They are getting very intense red coloration over the shoulders, back, and wings and their color is very "splotchy". Hens tend to have fairly bland, even coloration all over. The big, red comb is also a factor that indicates cockerel.
     

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