EEs and Ameraucana Mix genders??? pic heavy

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dexters Mom, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. Dexters Mom

    Dexters Mom Out Of The Brooder

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    We are at 52 days! All healthy and starting to get integrated with the big girls.
    They free range together, but still sleep in a big crate inside the coop.
    I am having a hard time figuring out their gender! This bunch is not making it easy for me!
    I am 80% sure I got the sex of them right and now I am looking for confirmation!
    M= male (little Roo)
    F= female (little Hen)

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    F1, M2, and M3 look like cockerels to me.
     
  3. cash money

    cash money Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow tuff ones
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    M2, M3, and F1 definitely look like males. For now, I think the others are pullets.
     
  5. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 m1 doesnt have the red patches that the other males do.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  7. Dexters Mom

    Dexters Mom Out Of The Brooder

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    It is hard!
    M1 has pointy feathers around its neck but no red shoulders.
    And F1 has a few red spots, but not on the shoulders and the feathers around the neck are round.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    At this age, they don't have the pointy feathers yet. Those come around 3 months or so....what you're seeing now is an optical illusion of the coloring , not the actual feather itself. You'll see a drastic change in them between months 3 and 6,and those neck feathers will really grow and become elongated. Agree M2, M3 and F1 are males.
     
  9. Dexters Mom

    Dexters Mom Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess that is what I get for mail ordering eggs to hatch with no other information but:
    "They are Ameraucana Mixes and EEs. I will send you 6 bluish-green eggs and 6 apricot colored ones!"
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    M2, M3 and F1 are the most feisty chicks out of the bunch, but I was really hoping for F1 to be a hen.....
    I guess I will try again in a month, or so...
    Till then I hope they will make friends with my big girls and the Roo of the house!

    Thanks so much for all the help!
    One day I might get this down
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    You didn't really expect gender ID'd eggs did you???
     
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