Araucana Sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Claye, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Claye

    Claye Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all
    Does anyone have any suggestions on what to look for when sexing my Araucana chickens? I think I have two hens but Im not sure.
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  2. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
     
  3. Claye

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    They are about three months.
     
  4. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That might be old enough to see if they have red combs or not. If they have larger, red combs, they might be roos. I'm not sure, since they don't have tails, if they get pointy feathers near their tail area or not? But, that's another way to tell... or maybe by color? I know with Ameraucanas and Easter Eggers, you can tell the roosters because of their flashy bright colors, lots of red often. Females are usually much more muted in their colors.

    Can you post pictures?
     
  5. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    There are tons of pages on how to sex chickens on here. 3 months and it's pretty obvious; if you post photos others on here can help you guess. Here's a page from a master if you want to try it yourself.
     
  6. Claye

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    Trying to figure out picture posting atm
     
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  7. Claye

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    The sexy beast of a rooster next to the Araucana is King Henry the polish.
     
  8. Claye

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    Sorry the pics aren't very good but its all I had
     
  9. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] lol "sexy beast of a rooster," and great name


    And they look like pullets to me, I see very rounded saddle feathers in the above photo. The second picture, we need a closer photo of the saddle area just above the tail to see if those feathers are pointed are not, though the way both chickens are behaving around your roo says hen to me so far.
     
  10. goldfinches

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    He's a pretty rooster!

    Are you asking about the whitish birds? I don't think they're Araucanas, they have tails? I'm not good at telling with white birds, and I can't really see their combs. Maybe they're pullets?
     

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