Blue/ blue wheaton ameraucana sex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by harmesonfarm, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. harmesonfarm

    harmesonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, we have 2 6 week old chicks that hatched and i'' wondering if they are pullets or roos? I just can''t figure them out...im thinking pullets but i have no experience sexing this breed.
    Thank you.

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  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty birds but another 2wks maybe easier to guess, with better pic of their combs & their saddle/hackle feathering. At this point and time, the combs look pale so leaning towards pullets however but it's hard to tell just yet. Will be watching if others peep in, they are very pretty coloring.
     
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Pullets, though one of them looks beard/muffless... wheaten/blue wheaten females have very pale breasts... males would have black breasts for wheaten and blue breasts for blue wheaten...
     
  4. harmesonfarm

    harmesonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, i will try to get a better comb photos. No saddle/hackle feather so far and the wattles are not showing yet.

    I did notice the muffless too when they hatched. One has them and one does not...my understanding is that they all should have muffs? Is the results of having no muffs from poor breeding or not pure lines? The eggs were pretty small...i'm thinking they must have been pullet eggs.

    Thanks for the responses!
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree they're both female. Males would have black breasts, makes that color easy to sex after they feather out.

    Not sure about the purity of breed. In my experience with mixed breeds the beard and muffs is at least partially dominant. I can't see what type of comb she has, pea combs should also be dominant. You might contact the seller and see what's going on.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. harmesonfarm

    harmesonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you again for the responses!

    I have managed to get a few more photos. I do not know if they are pea combs, they are so small! Lol

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  8. harmesonfarm

    harmesonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The olive eggers i got fromthe same breeder have bigger combs...these are pea combs, correct?

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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The Olive Eggers have bigger combs because they are male. Your Wheaten Ameraucana have the proper comb type, and the coloring is specific to females.
     
  10. harmesonfarm

    harmesonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
     

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