Did I get a rooster???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dobee13, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. dobee13

    dobee13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all!

    Well, I may have a little man in my little lady flock. I posted a pic. It's an Americauna. They were purchased May 10th...so a few months old already. Not the best pic b/c "she" doesn't stop moving...ever. How and when can I tell? By the looks of verything I read on this website, I guess until it crows??? The pic with 3 hens...it's the one in the middle
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  2. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    All chickens in the cage are pullets. And the two closest to the left are easter eggers not ameraucanas :)
     
  3. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    X2. Looks like a pullet close to laying.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    And, :welcome
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Female. We can tell by color, roosters are flashy and splashy and blochy colored, hens are even, smooth, drab. There's a whole thread on sexing easter eggers by color if you want to see more examples.
     
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  6. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Everybody is a female. There are no large red combs, blotchy coloring, or red patches on the wings. And, you have Easter Eggers, not Ameraucanas. Ameraucanas are a pure breed that only come in a few specified color patterns, and lay blue eggs. Easter Eggers can be all colors, and usually lay greenish blue eggs. You can rarely find pure Ameraucanas unless you get them from a breeder.
     
  8. dobee13

    dobee13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! Breeder told me I was getting Ameraucanas...oh well! As long as I get me some eggs...
     

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