Boys? Boy & girl? 8-wk. old Ameraucanas - what gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Wynette, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    These are Ameraucanas by Scout, who used to live at Speckledhen's ranch. Not sure who he went to; I'm curious about the genders. Heidi, who hatched them, posted 4-week pics and the consensus was the the blue was a roo, the black was most likely a pullet. I'm not so sure about the black, and wanted opinions on both. The black has been picking on the others I have, and I'm hoping that's not a sign that she's a he. I do have more pics if these don't work for you!

    Blue - roo?:

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    Black - pullet (I hope)?:

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  2. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I think you are right, but what do I know [​IMG] They are beautiful though. Got some of Charlotte's in the bator now. Hope they look that good.
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I sure love them! They're funny little things. It's been fun watching them grow up. Really hoping the blue one's a roo and the black's a pullet!! Thanks for your input, LC!
     
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    My little black one from Cynthia's has 3 ridges on his comb. Plus his comb is redder then my others. I have one that is a little older I'm still not to sure about. But the young one I know is a roo he was sparring with another one I gave away.
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Uh-oh...hope black is not a roo...
     
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I am really sorry to tell you this but I think you have two roosters the combs are very wide for pullets. This is just my opinion.

    Henry
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, rats! Thanks, Henry, for your input.
     
  8. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
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    Quote:My pullets spar all the time. I'm not sure you can trust that.
     
  9. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    The two little black one's have dark cherry colored combs compared to all the others I have. Plus they had the 3 ridges where the others only have 1. So I hope I'm right or I have all roos! lol That would be my luck! We'll see how it goes I have 6 in my pen and a friend has my other 2. I love them they are so sweet and I was lucky enough to get black, blues. & 3 silvers out of my last hatch.
     
  10. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh actually I looked agian and the black one is looking alittle pulletish [​IMG] I don't really Know.

    Hope you get a girl
    Henry
     

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