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Gender of three week old ameraucanas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by peopleRanimals2, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that you probably won't be able to tell, but I was wondering about these 3- we are not allowed to keep Roos in RI. :( PS sorry for the photography.

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    Please tell me if this is doable, and if I need better photos. Thanks!
     
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    It is to young to sex accurately, I don't see any signs of it being a cockerel yet. I would post again when they are 5 weeks or older, also when you do can you get a good pictures of the comb also.
     
  3. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal Premium Member

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    They all look like pullets to me, but I might be wrong. If you can get a picture of each of their combs then we can be more sure. 1 row of peas means it is a pullet. 3 rows of peas means a cockerel. Also your chicks are gorgeous!
    Good luck :),
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  4. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their combs are just starting to come in, and I will definetly post more later. Pictures of their combs to come.
     
  5. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It turns out to be very hard to take a specific picture of a chick! She looks to have a single comb.
    I will post pictures of the others after I have some treats :)
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    The 3 row=cockerel and 1 row= pullet isn't always accurate. It is most of the time but PLEASE don't just look at a small 3 row comb that isn't pink or red or plump when they are older and assume that its a cockerel.
     
  7. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I definetly won't just be giving them away based on their combs. Thank you, and since my other girls are not as photogenic as Tiger, I think that I will just have to judge myself, in order to not stress them out too much. Thanks for all of your input, and I will post more pictures around 5 weeks. :D
     
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    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for waiting! Hope someone sees this. 7 wks, and outside. This is my 1st time with chickens, so I really can't tell if they are boy or girl. Thanks for all your help!

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  9. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    The combs don't looks big/red, could you get a full body picture? I think you probably have pullets.
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Very girly combs.
     

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