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Blue Wheaten Americana Chicks - What gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MemphisChickens, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. MemphisChickens

    MemphisChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 chicks and I need to know which 1 is the roo. I am caring for 2 of the 3 for a couple who wants a roo and pullet and I need to figure out soon which 2 are theirs and which one is my pullet. Can anyone tell me which chick is the roo and why you think so. I can't end up with the roo so I don't want to make a mistake in my judgement. The chicks are 2.5 weeks old right now, born on leap day and the new owners want the pullet/roo combo asap :/
    Any thoughts?
    I have listed the chicks as 1 , 2 and 3

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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, I think the new owners need to exercise a little patience. I have no idea which of those chicks is a pullet or a rooster. You didn't provide good pics of their combs (I've been told boys of pea combed breed have 3 rows of peas, which it looks like chick #3 has, I'm not sure how accurate that is though). They could all be roosters, or they could all be pullets or any combination in between. Good luck...
     
  3. MemphisChickens

    MemphisChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Right. I agree. All 3 have the same comb right now. I read somewhere that you can tell by their coloring but I'm not sure which coloring means roo and which means pullet.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Their coloring would have nothing to do with their sex at this point, since they aren't a sex-linked breed. When they have more adult like feathers, feather pattern can be a good indication of sex (look at pictures of each sex of a few different breeds for a good example of the differences in male and female plumage). Roosters are the flashier sex, but not at such a young age as 2.5 weeks old :)
     
  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    I'm really no expert- I'm just throwing out a possibility.
    The second one looks a little rooster-ish because of the thick legs and big feet.
     
  6. look, one way to tell if it's a rooster is to check the area where the back ends and the tail starts, roosters will have this oil gland, a thing that looks like a round bump above their butt. Only roosters have it but I think you'll have to wait untill they are 3 weeks old.
     
  7. MemphisChickens

    MemphisChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Great info! I will check next weekend. Thanks!
     
  8. zDoc

    zDoc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you sure have some beautiful birds there. [​IMG]
     
  9. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to point out that Ameraucanas have slate legs, your chicks all seem to have yellow legs.
     
  10. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    All chickens have an oil gland, both hens and roosters.
     

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