Gender for Blue Ameraucanas

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nurseshelly, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. nurseshelly

    nurseshelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Gilbert AZ
    I have two 12 week old Ameraucanas. I'm wondering what you all think their genders are. I think one is a boy and the other is a girl, but the one I think is a boy doesn't have saddle feathers yet, just his tail is different and his legs are thicker. Comb wise you can see one row of teensy bumps. On the one I think is a girl, you can't see any bumps at all yet. Both are completely flesh colored. They are from different breeding pens, so maybe that accounts for the difference in feathering, but I just don't know. The difference in their tail feathering is what mostly makes me think they both can't be girls. Oh, also Bernie often holds her/his tail straight up, and Beatrice does not ever.

    In this picture Beatrice (think is hen) is in the front, Bernie is in the back (but think might be a boy).

    Beatrice is in front of Bernie again in this one.

    Beatrice is in front again in this one. Along with their blue feathered silky bff. Bernie is always trying to get under our silky (Flo).
  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    I'm 99.99% sure they're both pullets.

    You can PM "Illia." She's really good at sexing Ameraucanas by color! [​IMG]
  3. nurseshelly

    nurseshelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Gilbert AZ
    I hope so!!!! That would be great [​IMG]
  4. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    I don't see any Pointed Feathers so I'm sure they are both pullets. [​IMG]

    Oh and can you get some pictures of your coops/pens? They look very interesting!
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  5. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    I say you have 2 pullets. I have a pair of blues and you can tell the difference and they are about the same age as yours.
  6. nurseshelly

    nurseshelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Gilbert AZ
  7. Erebus

    Erebus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Going by the round shape of the feathers and the fact that they are both feathered in as much as each other and not looking at all red and comby, I'd guess pullets.

    I am completely new at this though. Keep us posted as to when they start laying [​IMG]

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