Araucana cross - Male or Female?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chookin gooood, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Chookin gooood

    Chookin gooood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a British araucana x red production hybrid. Its about 16 weeks old and I'm starting to get suspicions..... Its almost the same size as its mothers and looks like its getting some longer feathers at the back...

    I'd really appreciate any help! Thanks!!
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  2. Boy, a pretty one too
     
  3. ClucksAndPeeps

    ClucksAndPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel.
     
  4. alindm1

    alindm1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a rooster. And a very gorgeous color too. I need to get myself another amerucauna.
     
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  5. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy for sure!
     
  6. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.

    For the future, that feather pattern with the dark red patches on the wings is 100% boy.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a male. Pretty bird, though!
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  9. Chookin gooood

    Chookin gooood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! That's a shame, though it'll live for a bit longer!
    Thankyou! :)


    Quote: Could you explain this? Thanks!
     
  10. How so? Crosses commonly come out white but as the Roos get older, they get red on the wing patches and such. Thus making that coloring always a male coloring.some get a lot (like yours) others get just a bit of red. :) Eta;; What did confuse me was how its always a boy color, even though we got cinnamon queens, a hatchery hybrid, which were white with red, often red on wings, but still turn out hens. But that's the only cross I know where females get the red patches on their body.
     
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