Araucana pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OzGH, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. OzGH

    OzGH Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone!
    We bought this chick a couple of weeks ago as a 'lavender Araucana pullet' (Australian version).
    The chick is a bit more than six weeks old now and I am starting to wonder if our lovely Josefina is actually a Jose...
    Any guesses?
    Cheers,
    Manu

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The thick legs and reddening comb are making me lean towards cockerel, but it is too young to be sure.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm leaning towards pullet, as the comb doesn't seem that red/large.
     
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  4. OzGH

    OzGH Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you BantamLover and Wyandottes!
    This bird is driving me crazy! Every time I look at it, I change my mind... Unfortunately I don't have any hatchmates to compare it to - and patience is not my forte ;-)
    Cheers,
    Manu
     
  5. Michael OShay

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    Two Flock Masters, both with over 7,000 posts, and both experienced and good at identifying genders, and they are split on this one. Whatever will I do? :eek:) I'm going to go our on a limb and say it's a cockerel for the same reasons that BantamLover21 gave. Also, the size of its feet and its stance (which probably means nothing) are both whispering "cockerel." If it lays an egg later on, you'll know that BantamLover21 and I were both wrong. The truth is that it's a little too young to sex with any certain accuracy, so I would post it again in about three weeks or so. It should be obvious by then. I hope for your sake that it's a pullet.
     
  6. Michael OShay

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    P.S. Where is donrae when you need help? :eek:)
     
  7. OzGH

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    Jose started crowing today.... The majority wins...
    Thanks guys!
    Anyone in Brisbane area looking for a lovely, well handled Araucana roo???
    Cheers,
    Manu
     
  8. Michael OShay

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    It's nice to know that we can get some of the difficult ones correct anyway. :eek:)
     

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