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Amerucana hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CoelhoFamily, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. CoelhoFamily

    CoelhoFamily Out Of The Brooder

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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? [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. CoelhoFamily

    CoelhoFamily Out Of The Brooder

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  3. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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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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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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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.
     
  5. CoelhoFamily

    CoelhoFamily Out Of The Brooder

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    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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  6. CoelhoFamily

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    Here is the 3rd one
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Every bird I can see in your pics is female [​IMG].

    The only one I"m not positive on is the blurry barred bird under the coop in the last pic.
     
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  8. CoelhoFamily

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    Oh she's a laying hen. [​IMG]

     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with donrae
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's what I thought, just couldn't be positive from the pic. You could have come back saying it was like 11 weeks, in which case it would be a much different answer [​IMG]

    Just wondering, is she a Rock, or a Marans?
     

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