blue wheaten ameraucana

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Fiona394, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Fiona394

    Fiona394 Chirping

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    Can you sex this breed of chicks? They are a week old and I read you can’t feather sex them. One chicks wing feathers are a bit lighter and it’s smaller than the other three chicks which makes me think I have 3 boys and 1 girl.
     

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  2. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Impossible to sex this early. Wait until 8 weeks or so, when they are feathered out.
     
  3. Fiona394

    Fiona394 Chirping

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    Ok thanks
     
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  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Boys will have darker chest feathers at around 4-5 weeks.
     
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  5. Fiona394

    Fiona394 Chirping

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    Thanks
     
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  6. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    You can generally determine the gender of Wheaten birds before their comb and wattles begin developing. :) Keep an eye on their chest and shoulders - if the feathers coming in are black, you have a cockerel. If they're red/strawberry blonde, you have a pullet. :D

    ~Alex
     
  7. Fiona394

    Fiona394 Chirping

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    3 if my chicks have dark brown coming in on their wings and 1 on them has light brown like blonde so I think I have 3 Roos and a pullet.thanks
     
  8. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Whoops, I completely forgot yours are Blue Wheatens, and what I was describing is characteristic of Wheatens. :rolleyes: Silly me! I'd say shoulders and chest will be solid blue rather than black.
    You can't always accurately go on wings, even pullets show some dark areas. :) Best to wait until more feathers grow in. :D

    ~Alex
     
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  9. Fiona394

    Fiona394 Chirping

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    I guess it’s a waiting game, I’m very excited because I want 2 roosters. I have 28 birds no roosters and blue wheatens roos are very beautiful birds.
     
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  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Wheatens (and blue Wheatens) are easy to sex by coloring, once they are about 3 to 4 weeks of age. Only females will feather in with that creamy wheaten color on the chest. Black/blue chest feathers means male. Splash are a bit more difficult, because males will have pale chest feathers. With those, it's the dark red patches on the shoulders that will indicate cockerel.
     

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