ANYBODY?? Is it possible to sex 6-wk old Ameraucanas? Pic Heavy!

suzpyoung

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These four chicks are definitely people oriented and we're having a ball with them. We hatched them late August from eggs I received from Pips n Peeps. I suspect the splash is a roo but would like your expert opinions. Thanks so much!

Big dark blue and splash chicks.

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Splash chick solo

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Big dark blue chick solo

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Light blue and tiny dark blue chicks

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Light blue, tiny dark blue and splash chicks

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Light blue chick solo

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darkroo

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They are nice looking little birds. I have a bantam EE'er and a full size girl. I think they are a great breed with alot of personality. I wish could help more but I'm a newbie. I'm sure someone here will know. Keep it sunny side up!
 

speckledhen

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I don't see any obvious males, though the splash could go either way. The combs are narrow, not red and raised as males would be, but you might have a late bloomer in there. Had one who fooled me up till 11 weeks old, had an unusually narrow comb for a male, but most of those narrow combed ones are girls.
 

cap1717

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look very closely at the comb structure. 1 "ridge" = female; 3 ridges = male
 

Chicken Fruit

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But my females all have three ridges....

I think this is a breed of bird that should not be sexed until its growing or laying. lol. Theyre so ornery and secretive about their sex.
 

cap1717

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Thanks Speckledhen! I am a fairly new "newie", and appreciate all of the good info on here. . . . I't amazing how much I have learned about chickens in the past 5 months!
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suzpyoung

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Thank you everyone for the comments! If it ever stops raining, I'll be out examining comb ridges. The comb on the splash is definitely more red than the other three. I have two more little splashes in another pen (from the same batch of eggs) that were hatched by my broody bantam RIR, and their combs are a bit redder as well. I'm so hoping that I don't have 3 little roos, but I've seen a few folks on here say it's been the year of the roosters!
 

M To The Maxx

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From the first picture the one to the left looks like a roo and the one on the right looks like a hen.
 
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