Araucana sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jaybanana, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. jaybanana

    jaybanana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in Australia, so I know that the requirements for araucana is different from in the US. I don't really care if they are araucana or not, coz they are free, BUT, I need help with sexing.

    Sorry for the poor quality photo, I asked for photos and she sent a video, so I had to screen shot the video! I have a feeling they are both roosters, but I am a complete novice!

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    Chicken #2

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  2. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    It looks to me like you have two roosters. Sorry, I know that is not what you want. Take a few more close up pics. Make sure to get clear shots of the saddle and hackle feathers. Ones from directly above may help, as well. Very nice birds, though!
     
  3. jaybanana

    jaybanana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're beautiful aren't they?! I can't take my own photos, she is 45 mins away. And I don't think she'd be happy sending me more! I'm certain she knows they are roosters but is hoping someone will take them without realizing
     
  4. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    I suggest you pass on these two. Find some hens as they will be easier to keep, will give you eggs, and will be easy to rehome if needed. The same cannot be said for the roosters...
     
  5. jaybanana

    jaybanana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I text her back tonight and said I'd give them a miss. I have yet to see any araucana hens for sale anywhere near me. I don't specifically want araucana, just coloured eggs! Lots of RIR or australops!
     
  6. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    So get a few of the brown egg layers until you find your EE's! [​IMG]
     
  7. Draden11

    Draden11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like they are roosters!
     

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