Amerucana pullet...roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ohbella, May 21, 2010.

  1. ohbella

    ohbella Out Of The Brooder

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    here's my 4+ week old Amerucana (EE) chick.
    whatcha think? roo or pullet?
    i just worry a bit because this one is a bit of a pain.
    he/she likes to jump, fly and land on the backs of the other chickies :-/

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    the front
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    thanks!
     
  2. SAORSA

    SAORSA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I'll take a stab at it. I have a fifty percent chance of being right.

    I say ... Hen, with a possibility of being a roo ... no wait a minute ... it's a hen. OK roo. No I'm sure ... It's a hen. I'm sticking with hen.
    Or maybe it's a roo.

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  3. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am guessing pullet, but I'm certainly no expert. It has a pretty long tail and very small comb. It could just be the dominant one. I've read on here that the hens will fluff up their neck feathers and jump at each other for dominance.

    Good luck!!

    Melissa
     
  4. DKPoultry

    DKPoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't tell you roo or hen, but I can tell you that we have an old hen who is very dominant and will grab and jump on the other hens... so I wouldn't really take that as a determining factor. It is pretty funny because the old girl is a lot smaller than the Brahma's and the Barnevelders but man does she keep them in line!
     
  5. ohbella

    ohbella Out Of The Brooder

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    you guys are entertaining lol

    ok, so nothing screams roo and the obnoxious behavior could just be the way s/he is
    it will be interesting when the new critter meets "the girls"
    lets see who is dominate then!
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Your birdie is an easter egger, and nine timee out of ten that particular color is female.
     
  7. ohbella

    ohbella Out Of The Brooder

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    pips&peeps :

    Your birdie is an easter egger, and nine timee out of ten that particular color is female.

    ok [​IMG]
    thanks, a bit reassuring

    just curious, what makes it a EE vs. an amerucana?​
     
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Please use the search function and you will find severl threads that explain the differences between ameraucana, araucana and easter egger. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Pullet. [​IMG]
     
  10. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 EE hens that look just like her. Just like Jean said, that color is predominately female.
     

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