Bantam lavender ameraucana... male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Godiva, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This little one is 4 weeks old - these pics were taken a few days ago.... I am not familiar with the pea comb breeds - never had any and am not sure how early their combs start to show signs of being a roo or not. To me this one looks like a pullet, but that may just be wishful thinking... anyone who is familiar with these got thoughts on the sex of this chick?

    [​IMG] I haven't been able to get a clearer pic than this because this is one busy, curious bird! Doesn't sit still for a moment until it tucks its head under its wing and goes to sleep.
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I can't really tell sex from your picture, but in my own experience boys get 3 rows of peas. It doesn't look like your chick has that, so I'm gonna guess pullet. Good luck.
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Yeah, it seems very feminine to me [​IMG]
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a pullet so far
     
  5. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup it looks like a pullet so far [​IMG]
     
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Pullet. You can usually tell cockerels at this age by their combs getting quite pink. [​IMG]
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Think it looks a little rooish, the comb is somewhat wide.
     
  8. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, here is another pic I took today, will try to get a couple more close ups tomorrow and see if you still think the same.

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  9. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a profile shot - not sure if that is helpful...

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  10. pixiedouglas

    pixiedouglas Chillin' With My Peeps

    that looks very girly so far
     

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