Cockrels or Pullets - Ameraucana, Araucana, Copper Marans, and Light Sussex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by taz982, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. taz982

    taz982 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all! Its been a long 10 weeks, but finally my chickens are now about 12 weeks old. People here suggested that you all might be able to help me sex them. I think I know the gender of some of them simply based on their behaviors but I wouldn't want to sell a pullet on accident! Unfortunately I think both of one particular breed are males, and that will be disappointing if my suspicions are confirmed :(.

    The pictures of my 9 chickens are here: http://imgur.com/a/w3rVo

    I know the chickens comprise the breeds in my title, but i'm not 100% sure I labeled them all perfectly, so if you think I have mislabeled one please let me know.

    Thank you so much for your help!

    taz
     
  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    1,2,and 3 look like cockerels, the rest look like pullets.
     
  3. taz982

    taz982 Out Of The Brooder

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    What on them, particularly #3 makes you think cockerel?

    Also, how sure are you? Just trying to gauge how sad I should be right now lol >.<
     
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  4. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Long pointed saddle feathers is what I am seeing.
     
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    Oops edited the last question on you lol.

    Trying to learn how to distinguish isn't easy lol. >.<
     
  6. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also think 1 and 2 are cockerels... but 3 doesn't look rooey to me at all. Splash birds can be tricky, though.
     
  7. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Looking at #1 again, hard to tell, need better shot of saddle feathers. For future help, get pics of comb/wattles, hackle feathers, saddle feathers and a close up full body side profile shot.
     
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    What is a "Splash" bird?

    Also if additional pictures are necessary I have some on hand or could easily take more pictures. They are just 20 feet infront of my front doorstep at the moment :).
     
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    Yessm! 1 and 2 always fly at each other back and forth and boss around the others, so i figured they were males. I will definitely get better side shots though for you all. :)
     
  10. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Splash is a color, usually a white/lavender base with black dispersed on the feathers. My cockerel in my profile pic and his better pics are on my profile page. His dad is a Pure Lav Orp and mom was a Pure Black Orp.
     

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