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Americauna sexing question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kenya1977, Dec 10, 2015.

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  1. kenya1977

    kenya1977 Out Of The Brooder

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    This chicken is a little over two months old. It was sold to me as an Americauna pullet. I'm thinking that the tail feathers are looking really long. Might be just disporportional, but others I've seen have very short tails at this age.

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Between 8 and 12 weeks old, they molt their tails, which can make a pullet's tail look a bit like a roosters. True male feathering doesn't even begin to develop until about 10 weeks old.
    Your bird is an Easter Egger, not true Ameraucana. Most definitely a pullet.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Rest easy, that's a girl. As stated, it's kind of a phase they go through, I think just to freak us out.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    EE pullet
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on junebuggena's post; Easter Egger pullet. :eek:)
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    EE pullet
     
  7. Nikki062803

    Nikki062803 New Egg

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    I'm trying to figure out if my Americauna - Daphne is a pullet or roo. It's 8 weeks old today.[​IMG][/IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    Your Daphne is an Easter Egger rooster.
     
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