Black Ameraucana Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TheYoungV, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. TheYoungV

    TheYoungV Out Of The Brooder

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    We received our chicks from Cackle Hatchery back in April. We ordered four Ameraucana straight run chicks hoping that at least one of them would be a hen..... Please tell me we have at least one hen? My heart hopes we do but my gut says we don't. They are all larger than the Easter Egger and Salmon Faverolle hens. There is one in particular who doesn't ever seem to get aggressive and gets along peacefully with the rest of the chickens just fine, as opposed to the other obvious roosters who are always sparring with each other and everyone else. This chicken has a lighter comb than the others, but is the same size and has a prominent chest like the roosters. I've taken some photos in hopes that someone can shed some light. We are really stumped here. Please excuse the horrible pics... I just realized how grainy they came out.

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  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    They all seem to be roosters...sorry! :( Red combs, pointy/curly/shiny hackle and saddle feathers.
     
  3. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    All four are cockerels.....so sorry that happened to you! [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    all cockerels - I hate it when that happens
     
  5. TheYoungV

    TheYoungV Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for your input! I am finally done crying..... [​IMG] I have begun the exciting process of trying to rehome them.... They are rather pretty. I cannot believe I didn't even get ONE female. I thought my odds weren't bad... NEVER AGAIN! I wonder if I can get lucky and find someone to trade me a hen for three roosters. [​IMG] I plan on holding onto one....

    Thank you all, again!
     
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  6. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm so, so, so, so sorry...........[​IMG][​IMG] I know how devastating it is to end up with a cockerel when you really can't keep/didn't want one. [​IMG] But it'll be alright in the end, I promise. [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  7. TheYoungV

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    Thanks. It really sucks! Found someone an hour and a half away who has black, blue, buff, lavender and silver Ameraucanas from John Blehm lines so I'm thinking of getting a couple from her. Sold one of the roosters today, one who went after my little girl. I told the buyer all about it and he didn't seem to mind so hopefully all goes well there. I don't have the heart to end my birds' lives.
     
  8. Shaunassy

    Shaunassy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the second picture, the bird in the middle looks like it could be a hen based off the round looking tail feathers but its kinda hard to tell but my black americauna girls have tails exact like that one whereas your others seem to have more distinct and long rooster like tail. But I could be wrong. Atleast 3 are def roosters.
     
  9. TheYoungV

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    Yeah, I now know they are all definitely roosters. Sold one yesterday and am planning on selling one or two more.
     
  10. Shaunassy

    Shaunassy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw sorry you got all cockerels. Hopefully next time you will have better luck next time.
     

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