Can you verify the breed and tell the gender if it isn't too soon?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Trixie27FL, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Trixie27FL

    Trixie27FL Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased 3 lil chicks a couple of weeks ago. They are now 4 weeks old. They are supposed to be Ameracuanas, but I'm not sure what they look like as chicks. So can anyone tell me if they are in fact Ameracuanas and can you tell if they are pullets? I really really hope they are pullets!! The first two pics are of the same chick because she wouldn't cooperate with me lol. Thank you for your help!

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  2. ThomsonCentennialFarm

    ThomsonCentennialFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look like pullets to me.
     
  3. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They are Easter Eggers, which hatcheries sell as Ameraucanas. True Ameraucanas have to be purchased from a reputed breeder.

    Right now they appear to be pullets... but 4 weeks is a bit early. If there are any cockerels, you'll start to see red coming in their combs around 6-8 weeks.
     
  4. They look like EE's and seem to be pullets, just to be sure could you get a picture of their belly's and an (even closer) picture of their face showing the waddles?
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    EEs don't have wattles if they're bearded.
     

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