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Can someone help me tell if one of my birds is a rooster?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by robaincltnc, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. robaincltnc

    robaincltnc Out Of The Brooder

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    I have pics I can send as I don't know how to upload on this forum. She/(or he) is about 6 weeks old and is a Americuana. I purchased two. This one is about the size of the other and is as skiddish as the other but his comb is redder and is shaped a bit different. I hope its not a roo as my sun is attached but will def be rehoming if the little booger is a dude! Will replace him with a black copper maran. We only have 3 (2 americauana and 1 wyandotte) as we live in an HOA that really doensn't allow them so we started off under the radar.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. AAJ

    AAJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Send a pic and then we can decide.
     
  3. robaincltnc

    robaincltnc Out Of The Brooder

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    oh, here you go.. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012
  4. AAJ

    AAJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sure.
     
  5. AAJ

    AAJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks, I looked up some references and I think that it is a rooster. Wait until it starts crowing because I am not sure. I have never had Americana's,but I want some.I have silkies, and it is hard until they start crowing, to tell what sex they are. Please email me back to let me know the verdict. Here are some sites to try to see what sex your chicken is: Google images and wikipedia. Have a good week.
     
  6. robaincltnc

    robaincltnc Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, here are updated pics of the Blue Americauna mystery chick. He/she has 4 toes...does this look correct for a male or female? Also, you can see [​IMG][​IMG]comb...does this look lie a lady or a tramp?
     
  7. highpointfarm

    highpointfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its pretty hard to tell at this point
     
  8. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awfully red for that age to be a pullet. :(
     
  9. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not get rid of it yet. It is really difficult to tell at this age. I agree that is is getting pretty red but that is no guarantee that it is a male or female. You can't always tell from the comb. One thing that I notice is that all the feathers are rounded. I don't see any pointy feathers (I know this is not a technical description...) like roosters have. I lean towards pullet at this point BUT it really is too soon to tell.

    I really like the color!
     
  10. robaincltnc

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    . Hope[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

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