Any guesses on Sexing this Delaware/Ameraucana chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cetawin, May 28, 2012.

  1. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    The parents are a Delaware roo and a Splash Ameraucana Mother...this chick is black with silver tips and defined spot on its head. So anyone have this cross or know what gender and/or color I am dealing with...it is friendly fat fluffy chick for sure....A first time on this cross for myself and Speckledhen (owner of the parents).



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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Rooster on first one...I think youve created a sex link and that white spot symbolizes a roo...I know dellies are used for such a thing as are ameraucanas...let me look around for the info
     
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  4. Cetawin

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    hmmmmm interesting. If I am correct, the Delaware is a silver based white...in this case, the father is the Delaware and the mother is a Blue (splash) Ameraucana from Cree lines I believe...So I am really not sure if this will be sex-linked or not. The confusing part are the silver tips and the spot on the head. By the way, the black chick in both picstures is the same chick,
     
  5. speckledhen

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    If the Delaware was the mother, carrying a barring gene, I'd say it was a cockerel, but it doesn't seem it would follow, with Isaac being the sire. Will be interesting to see what others think.
     
  6. sonew123

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    Oooh suspense!!!!! Please post results when you nail sex down? Can you hatch more to see if you get more like that? And some chicks without the spots? To see if their girls?? How exciting!!! :D
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I just put one of Snow's eggs under my broody Orp this morning, same sire, so in about three weeks, if we're lucky, we'll see if we get another one like it.


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  8. Cetawin

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    There is that beauty Snow. I adore that girl...beautiful, fluffy and sweet.
     
  9. sonew123

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    Wow..she is purdy!!!!
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Thank you. We love that hen. She's a real cuddle-bug.
     

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