Boys or girls?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by aggie2013, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. aggie2013

    aggie2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 ameraucana chicks that are now one week old. I think I have 3 girls and 2 boys but I'm not sure.
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  2. ChickenGoesRuff

    ChickenGoesRuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like (in order) boy, boy, girl, girl, girl. They look cute!
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Ameraucana can not be feather sexed. They do not possess fast or slow feathering genes, and therefore, feather sexing day old chicks is not possible.
     
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  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Much to young. Need to be at least 6 weeks old on pea combed breeds to start guessing.
     
  5. aggie2013

    aggie2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ah. Well darn it then. I'm a chicken raising newbie so I still have much to learn.
     
  6. aggie2013

    aggie2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    So what would I need to look for in ameraucanas?
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Males will usually be fairly well developed and red in the comb by 8 weeks old.
     

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