Gender guess!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Drache, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. Drache

    Drache Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a five month old RIR/Ameraucana. Was hoping for a nice EE but suspect male. [​IMG]

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  2. Poticus

    Poticus Just Hatched

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  3. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    Yes that is a definite male, you can tell by his shiny feathers by his tail and the way he stands, like he's looking out for predators.
     
  4. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    Definitely a male! Agree with CherriesBrood reasons, but would also just like to add that the dark red patches on his wings point to cockerel as well. :)
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    No Ameraucana in him with those yellow legs, Ameraucana have white skin and it's dominant. Definitely male.
     
  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Many EE's have yellow legs. Ameraucana have white skin but slate grey or willow legs depending upon standard feather color. Leg color dominance is very tricky. Usually you get green legs on EE's, but you can get yellow.

    There is some evidence of beard on the bird, which could be a left over of an EE bred to a RIR as it is not very full. Also the comb is not a RIR single comb but a modified pea comb. Again typical of what you get with an EE cross.

    So I can believe it is an EE cross with RIR....or possibly an Ameraucana with RIR (but more doubtful for reasons given above).

    And I agree with others, it is all male. Tail feather colors and the red bars on wings nail it. Plus that much pea comb.

    Male.

    LofMc
     
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cockerel.
     
  8. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer


    Agree :)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel red over wings gives it away
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     

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