Are these 'Ameraucana's' actually EE's and gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by saritastar, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. saritastar

    saritastar Out Of The Brooder

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    These two chicks have been fighting since the day I got them. They are 7-8 weeks old. I bought them as Ameraucana's but are they really EE's? I looked for signs of spurs but all of my chicks have a little bump where a spur might go, so I'm confused about that part. I know all 14 chicks aren't boys.

    I think the mostly black and white one is going to be a roo, am I right? And what about the redish one... different lighter comb but obnoxious as heck and driving me nuts. That one also has an extra toe.

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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    ee's and both cockerels
     
  3. saritastar

    saritastar Out Of The Brooder

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    pips&peeps :

    ee's and both cockerels

    Is that because of the three row comb? I have one more that I didn't get pics of and trying to tell with that one.

    Oh, and hello neighbor! [​IMG] Do you want them for stew?? lol​
     
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  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    pips&peeps :

    ee's and both cockerels

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    The combs and the coloring.​
     
  5. Raen

    Raen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry they're boys, but they both have awesome coloring!
     
  6. LunarRayne

    LunarRayne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 3 row comb is called a rose comb and is typical for EEs, male and female. At 7 weeks the second chicken has a very prominent comb. So I am going to say definitely a rooster. I see the shiny green feathers in the tail of the first one, so I am gonna say roo on that one too.

    I think they are beautiful birds!!
     
  7. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Your birds are STUNNING! [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:Sorry, that is not correct. That is called a pea comb, not a rose comb. [​IMG]
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Sorry, that is not correct. That is called a pea comb, not a rose comb. [​IMG]

    Cynthia,

    I was hoping someone caught it. [​IMG]

    Chris
     
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  10. saritastar

    saritastar Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, the third one (not pictured) has a 3 row comb and tinges of purple, blue, and yellow in it's feathers... comb color and size is somewhere in between the other two. Supposing that's a roo too. Bah! So much for colored eggs. [​IMG]
     

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