Blue Wheaten Ameraucana Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by conklinator, May 1, 2015.

  1. conklinator

    conklinator In the Brooder

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    I have 2 pure bred Blue Wheaten Ameraucanas that are approximately 6 weeks old. When I got them, they were about 2 weeks old, and looked almost identical, but now they have a few differences.

    Here's the first one. It has noticeably longer tail feathers, and is getting some darker brown feathers on the wings. It's comb is pretty much all yellow.
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    Here's the second one. Coloring seems a bit lighter, but much more gray on the head. Also, the tail feathers are shorter, and comb looks like it's pretty red.
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    Hoping for 2 pullets, because I won't be able to keep a rooster in my neighborhood.
     
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    So far, they both look like pullets to me.
     
  3. Rhodebar Lover

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    Can you post a picture of the comb of the second chick, the first looks like a pullet.
     
  4. conklinator

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  5. Rhodebar Lover

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    Sorry he definitely looks like a cockerel, sorry.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Looks to me like it has three rows of peas in the comb which means it's a cockerel.
     
  7. conklinator

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    Would that have anything to do with it being so significantly louder than all the others?
     
  8. conklinator

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    Ok my chicken supplier let me switch the rooster out for another Blue Wheaten of my choice. She had 2 others left to pick from, so I got the one that I thought looked least likely to be a rooster. Take a look and let me know what you think.
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  9. conklinator

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    Bump... Anyone have any thoughts on this one?
     
  10. Rhodebar Lover

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    It looks like a pullet for now.
     

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