having a hard time sexing true Ameraucanas anyone have any pics?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AHappychick, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    of some 4-5 week old boys and girls I need something for comparison and did a lot of searches already. Normally I would wait longer but I have someone who can only come this week and I dont want to sell all my pullets nor do I want to give her all roos. I have splash and blue blue/wheaton.

    Do I look at combs, feathers, stance, or all of the above?

    is it true the boys will have 3 sall rows on their combs? they all seem the same light color pink none are red. I can post pics but there are quiet a few...

    so I was thinking it would be easier to have someone else post a pic that I could use as comparison. thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    If you have the wheaten varieties, you can sex them by color.

    If you post pictures, I can tell you what you have.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Blue Wheatens... you'll be able to tell the boys right away... they'll be DARK. The pullets are rather light.

    Here is a pullet at 4 weeks.
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  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    ok I will take pics now, it will take me an hour or so to get them up thanks so much [​IMG]
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    sorry about the bad pics but my ds is going nuts lol and so were the chicks
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    this is not the brooder they live in just what I carried them in upstairs so are the darker blue ones roos? i know there is some splash as well right?

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  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    maybe I dont have any wheatons?
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Those look like BBS to me. Look for wide combs with all three rows of "peas" showing rather than just a center ridge. That's one way to tell, but they can have in-between combs and keep you guessing for awhile.
     
  8. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG purebred Aracaunas????? They are REALLY rare you should breed them!!!!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, pure Ameraucanas, not Araucanas. [​IMG]
     
  10. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    oh thank you speckledhen. I will do that in a little while and put a tag on those I think are boys. I wish I had more room so that I could wait and pick the nicest ones for me. any suggestions on that?
     

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