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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rita2paul, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. rita2paul

    rita2paul Songster

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    can you tell me what the cockerels would look like, the only one i have hatched as a cockerel was a white bird with brown feathers on the wing.
     
  2. rita2paul

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    F0E571FA-D7B4-41E7-AB91-E563C174C98B.jpeg 9AEA0BB7-55AD-42F0-9534-1024CFFD3134.jpeg can you see the tail feathers on the baby araucana how they stick up, that and the strut makes me think it might be a cockerel, look at his dad.
     
  3. Sneebsey

    Sneebsey Songster

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    As they are mixes, they will vary in appearance. The brown you see is female; a male would have a brighter gold, more of it, and higher up the wing.

    They vary, but I'm afraid I don't have any pictures of a male of this mix. I have seen both white and black birds with varying degrees of leakage. The white is caused by dominant white, which you will see in the tail of your Warren. Picture that cockerel you have with the white turned to black.

    The high tail angle does not necessarily indicate that your bird is a cockerel. The father, though handsome, is not of show quality, and his offspring may follow.
     
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  5. rita2paul

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    thank you everyone for your comments, i hope they are both hens, would like to keep the black one, i was sad that i had to let the other black hen go she was really pretty with her tufts on the side of her face, but i needed to let the white cockerel go and the lady wanted both birds so sadly i had to let them both go together.
     

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