Comb color question.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 2BD4C10C, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. 2BD4C10C

    2BD4C10C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age can I expect to see a bit of pink in my Auracana pullets comb? I have one pullet that is showing a bit more pink than the other three. They where hatched out March 6th

    This is the one that has the most color:
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    This is 2 of the others same age:

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    Last edited: Apr 9, 2016
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    The first one looks to be a rooster, and they are probably Easter eggers, not Auracanas.
     
  3. 2BD4C10C

    2BD4C10C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got them from the local coop and they sold them as Auracanas and they where supposed to all be pullets. Dang it I hope it isnt a roo since I have no need of one and I love the color. :(
     
  4. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    Your first one looks like a cockerl and your other two look like pullets. If it does turn out to be a cockerl, and you don't want to eat him or give him to a home that will, may I suggest rehoming or selling him on here? Placing in an add and simply saying you don't want him to go to a home like that. This site has great people on it, and in my own experience I have been able to find great homes for some of my birds. :)
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    The black/white coloration often indicates a cockerel in Easter Eggers. Easter Eggers seem to have a higher percentage of mis-sexed males than other breeds. A couple years ago we got 6 pullets, and 2 turned out to be cockerels.
     
  6. 2BD4C10C

    2BD4C10C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When will I know for sure/ not sure what I will do yet if it is a roo. I had to rehome 6 roo's last year that where supposed to be pullets.
     

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