Araucana Pullet or Roo at 17 weeks???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tamara119, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Tamara119

    Tamara119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, you may be wondering how I could have a 17 weeker and still not know, but I'm a newbie and I really can't tell. This is one of the two runty ones I had that didn't start feathering out until about 6 weeks old. Given their late start to feathering, that could explain why it doesn't have much of a tail yet. (Our Araucanas here in South America may or may not have tails. None of mine are rumpless.) The other runty one is for sure a pullet, but I cannot tell with this one. Some things say pullet, and some things say roo. The legs are long and heavy, but the comb is small and orangey but not red. The dappled light makes her/him look more patterned and colourful than in reality, but in the photo from above you can see the colour and pattern is pretty consistent.
    So, what do you all think?


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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Um.......maybe a pullet? Not sure???
     
  3. OldChurchEggery1

    OldChurchEggery1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a pullet to me.
     
  4. Tamara119

    Tamara119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm pleased to know I'm not the only one who can't tell! I think pullet too, but it's her longer and heavy legs that have me worried.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

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    I doubt that will prove it's a rooster :)
     
  6. Tamara119

    Tamara119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you're right!
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a pullet. A rooster would be much more colorful.
     
  8. Frizzlechics

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    Girlie!!!!
     
  9. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also think that's a pullet
     

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