Araucana chicks - what gender? (pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Must Be Losing It, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Must Be Losing It

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    I hatched these cuties a few months ago from eggs I bought on ebay. I had posted pics a while back and here are updates. I'm curious about what you can tell me about them as I'm new to this breed.

    Two are rumpless:

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    And I have these two others.

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    This is all four.

    I love the social behaviour of these birds and am almost certain the blue one is a roo, but what do you think?

    Julie
     
  2. Must Be Losing It

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    Anyone?
     
  3. beakkeeper

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    Maybe the blue one is the roo... I think the other three are pullets, except MAYBE the one to the left of the roo in the last pic. Hope this helps!
     
  4. Must Be Losing It

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    Thank you Beakkeeper.

    Anyone else have an opinion?
     
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  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    I agree with beakkeeper
     
  6. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you got 3 pullets and a blue roo!
     
  7. Must Be Losing It

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    That would be awesome!!!!! Who could ask for a better split.
     
  8. Harley's girl

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    I think you have 2 roos. [​IMG] The dark one to the left gives me a rooster vibe. LOL Seriously..... he does.




    Edit....typos [​IMG]
     
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  9. Must Be Losing It

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    If I had to guess without getting anyone's imput, I would agree based on personality. The blue one acts like the macho tough guy he wants to be and the other dark one has similar behaviour but not as alpha male-ish.
     
  10. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep there is usually an alpha male even in chicks. All together they look like 3 hens and 1 roo, but if you separated them from the big blue one I just bet the other one would get a darker comb. [​IMG] My friend ordered SSH and buff chanticleers. I kept her biggest two roos and sent the rest home with her. (She has bad luck with roos. So I was helping her out) Anyways she said since I took the biggest 2 some of the other roos had gotten redder combs. And going on color, I have never seen a hen that color. But I have had 3 roosters that color. [​IMG] Hope it helps.
     

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