Gender Determination - Lavender Araucana

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cross the Road, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Cross the Road

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    Hi there,
    I bought these 2 beautiful birds as "professionaly sexed" Lavender Araucana Hens, from a reliable breeder.
    However, I've seen a fair bit of hackle flaring displayed by at least one, maybe both, of these girls/boys.
    Now I'm noticing a fair bit of redness in the combs and around the face.

    Could someone with a bit more experience with Lavender Araucanas please take a look and let me know your opinion on the gender of these two?
    Thanks very much! :)

    Nic.
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are they?

    Their combs are awfully red, and it looks like they're getting stringy sickle feathers (at the base of the tail). I'd guess they're cockerels.
     
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  3. Cross the Road

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    They are just under 7 weeks old.
    I'm so disappointed! I think you're probably right though.
    Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yeah, that much red this young is cockerel sign, sorry.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    Will the reliable breeder take these back in exchange for HENS?
     
  6. Cross the Road

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    I do hope so!
    Otherwise I may have to stop recommending them!
    I'm awaiting a response so I'll post pics of the replacements here if the breeder plays the game.
     

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