Araucana and OE Sexes

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Stacykins, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    I can be pretty bad at telling what the sex of a bird is. These birds are 8 weeks old, so hopefully an experienced eye can see.

    First up is the only Araucana of the bunch. I like this chick, it is blue. I am thinking boy, but not sure. Also, the comb is weird, doesn't seem like a pea comb, or is it?
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    Now better shots for sexing

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    Next chick, an olive egger. Also thinking boy with this one!

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    Last one I forgot to get a body shot. An olive egger, pretty sure it is a girl. YES, she does have a damaged lower mandible! She can eat and drink just fine. It happened when a turkey (now in freezer camp) rampaged through the broody Mom's chicks. I would have put her down if she couldn't eat, but even after it happened she kept doing well, so she is here to stay.

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