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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Morgan7782, Mar 11, 2011.
That's a splash Ameraucana as far as I can see, not an EE - but it does look to be a boy.
Thanks!! I do see spur buds developing and legs are thick, but I know this doesnt always mean anything. As for the coloring, only one of the parents was barred which results in the lighter barring (this is sex linked in BRs but not an indicator of gender here). I still think it must be a roo but it sure doesnt act like one! I will post an update when I know for sure Hopefully that will be soon!!!!!
Two things became apparent a little while ago, when I believe I over heard an attempt at a crow.
1) I am clearly a chicken newbie- more than I realized.
2) My favorite lady is no lady.. But a roo. Am I correct? Please tell me she's just a lovely lovely hen.
I think you are correct, that looks like a lovely roo to me.
Definitely a handsome roo!
You got that barred thing confused. One copy of barring is darker. Two copies is lighter, which only males get.. however, if her father only had one copy of the barring it could have done something like this maybe?
In Barred birds the females get the copy of the barring from their father.. the males get a copy from their mother AND their father, which makes them appear lighter.
Example here. Boy lighter, female darker.
More examples. The two females are second to the left and far right corner.
Here is an example of a pullet who's father only had one copy of the barring. She is genetically confusing to me.. but she has very faint barring.
I think that's the first time I've ever seen someone corrected that their bird is an Ameraucana instead of an EE!