Chicks from Americana rooster. Mixed hens 1 Americana hen.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jess9512, May 17, 2017.

  1. jess9512

    jess9512 In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2017
    I got eggs from a lady in my town these are the 20 chicks I hatched, very friendly little things.. I'm a first time chicken mommy. Was curious when you can tell if males or females and about their feather color coming in. I have 2 that she pointed out that was full Americana. I know the one , it's my buddy love it's beard! I've tried doing lots of research but not knowing the hens or much about chickens throws me off.
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  2. It's always easiest to tell breed when they're at least 8 weeks old. Feather sexing only works on certain breeds.
    You'll have to wait till they're around 8 weeks to get a good guess
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    They need to be at least 6 weeks old but sometimes it will take longer to tell their gender. Also
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

    Jul 28, 2008
    Was the "Americana" the only possible father? Americanas are usually what hatcheries call Easter Eggers, not that it matters here. Did he have any barring?

    If he isn't barred then the black chick with the white head spot is a cockerel.
  5. jess9512

    jess9512 In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2017
    I got them from a lady in my town. The only rooster she has is Ameracana. Then from there I know she has black astrolop, Brahma, Ameracana, and I believe maran hens. Maybe more. I don't believe her rooster is barred

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