Aracuna sexing... help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MummaHen94, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. MummaHen94

    MummaHen94 Just Hatched

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    Hello everyone! I was wondering if I could get some help sexing my Aracuna chicks? They are around 12 weeks old. Aby help would be much appreciated! I can get body shots if they are required. Thanks again.

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Full body profile shots would be helpful if you can provide them. Going solely by comb color and development the first and second pictures could be cockerels.

    These guys are Australian Araucanas, judging by the box in the background, before anyone jumps to telling OP these aren't araucanas. They have different features than those here in the US.
     
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  3. JennaMW14

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  4. MummaHen94

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    Ok, just got some side on body shots for you all! Yes, I am in Australia. I didn't know there were variations of this breed, I've learned something new! I'm still very new to this breed.

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  5. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a hard one....i find these breeds hard to sex, but maybe thats just me...

    They all seem to have red combs..apart from 1 and 4 (Body pics) But then on 4 i see shiny tail feathers, and some pointy feathers...So im stuck on 4 & 5 But i think 1 is a Pullet and 2 and 3 could be both cockerels..i really dont know..sorry. I'll let someone with more experience with this breed pipe in.
     
  6. MummaHen94

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    Thank you [​IMG] I think 1 may be a pullet and I suspect 2 and 3 are roosters.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Pyxis
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    #1, the Blue, is a pullet. #2 and #3 are Splash, both are looking like cockerels. #4, the Black, also looks like cockerel at this point. #5 is tricky. Mixed color/variety, so the usual 'tells' are less than accurate.
    I suspect that you have crossbred birds, considering that some have rose or cushion combs instead of pea combs. Definitely Araucana in them, but not purebred.
     

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