Amerucana hen or roo?

CoelhoFamily

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4 months old and I'm questioning it everyday. My husband and I marked all the suspected hens with a leg band. I am not sure we "guessed" the amerucanas correctly. This ones feathers are more drab than the other 2. What are the tell tale signs?
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LRH97

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Pullet. Drab feathers are usally a tell-tale feminine sign in Easter Eggers (commonly labeled Ameraucanas by hatcheries). This bird in your picture has a very common color pattern for EE pullets. Males are usually more splotchy and colored in a more random way.
 
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donrae

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Rest easy, that's a young lady.

color is a key indicator for gender. Your bird has smooth, even color. A cockerel of this age would have patchy coloring, with vivid contrast. Plus, he'd be leggier, gawky looking, and have a larger, redder, plumper comb.
 

CoelhoFamily

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Aug 17, 2016
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Northern California
This is another one the same age I have one more. We guessed Roo on the one you say pullet due to comb size. The other 2 have smaller combs but shiny feathers.


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Rest easy, that's a young lady. 

color is a key indicator for gender. Your bird has smooth, even color. A cockerel of this age would have patchy coloring, with vivid contrast. Plus, he'd be leggier, gawky looking, and have a larger, redder, plumper comb. 
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Every bird I can see in your pics is female
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The only one I"m not positive on is the blurry barred bird under the coop in the last pic.
 

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