Genders? Color?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PoultryQueen29, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a barred rock chick and an ameraucana chick. I bought them both as pullet chicks but the hatchery said there is always a 10% chance of a rooster. Opinions on genders? Also, I would like to know what my ameraucana will turn out like color wise. I saw many different colored amerucana hens at the hatchery like silver and gold laced, white, and buff so I have no idea what her color is.
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  2. Nicki

    Nicki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like pullets to me
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    The barred rock is a girl, but I am unsure about the other.
     
  4. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats good. I can't have a rooster so i'm praying they will turn out hens [​IMG]

    I want eggs really bad, too!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The one you are calling an Ameraucana is an Easter Egger. Hatcheries falsely sell them as Ameraucanas (or any of the misspellings of the name) but you can only get true Ameraucanas from a breeder. So, since EEs are one of the most diverse breeds of chickens, it's hard to give all the colors a name.

    But, both appear to be pullets. [​IMG]
     
  6. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well on the website it says ameraucana/easter egger so maybe it's the same thing to him [​IMG]

    Anyway thanks for the answer! I feel better now. I thought with my luck one would be a rooster with that 10% chance.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    The BR is a pullet. The 2 EE's at this point also look like pullets by their coloring.
     
  8. Little One

    Little One Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out this site: http://www.ameraucana.org/scrapbook.html There's no such thing as a silver or gold laced Ameraucana. Unfortunately, they all get away with false advertising... Thought I was getting an Ameraucana and ended up with an EE, as well. [​IMG]
     
  9. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullets
     
  10. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I'm glad they're pullets. I'm surprised about the whole EE thing because the hens looked like ameraucanas at his hatchery. Oh well. I don't care about the breed i'm in it for playing with the chickens and eggs. [​IMG]
     
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