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Barred Rock Roo? And Ameraucana What?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chicksluvsticks, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Chicksluvsticks

    Chicksluvsticks New Egg

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    Beatrice or Buddy? 11-15 week old Barred Rock. So sweet but thinking she is a roo with those tail feathers.
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    Lady A. Ameraucana. 8 weeks and super sweet.
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    has been pretty pale... maybe just a bit of pink recently within the past few days.

    Totally new to chickens. My first flock. This is fun but totally stressful when you don't want a ROO!
     
  2. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty sure your Barred Rock is male. The hens are darker than that (white on black instead of black on white), and the comb and wattles are pretty pronounced. For the Ameraucana, I can't see the comb that well, but if there are 3 rows of easily distinguishable bumps on the pea comb, it should be a male.

    For a comparison of the Barred Rocks, here are a couple pics of mine at 4 weeks.

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    This is the lone girl.

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  3. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty sure your EE is a roo, The coloring with the brown splotches on wings and back is a male color not a female coloration.

    Lanae
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a gorgeous Barred Rock cockerel! [​IMG] Your Easter Egger cockerel is handsome as well. They're both male.
     
  5. Chicksluvsticks

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    Not an Ameraucana, eh? S/He has very slate legs and came from a breeder who swears she is true ameraucana (i know we have all heard that! ) With the pale comb at 8 weeks I was still hoping girl. Why you say boy except for the coloring... which I understand isn't always true! : )
     
  6. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BR definitely male. I have three female BR the same age. They are blacker, and have much smaller, pinker combs, and no wattles...
     
  7. MrsKemmerlin

    MrsKemmerlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't help with the other one, but I'm also agreeing your BR is a male [​IMG]
     
  8. LittlenRedHen782

    LittlenRedHen782 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a beautiful Barred Rock Roo. [​IMG] I can't wait for mine to grow up.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    BR rooster (100% positive--you can tell at hatch most of the time, no need to wait that long)and pretty Easter Egger, a pullet, I think.
     
  10. Chicksluvsticks

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    A few more pics of the Ameraucana.
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