Help! 4.5 Month Old Ameraucanas -Update: All three were hens!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cluckcluck42, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    Quebec
    So I thought that two of my silver Ameraucanas (EE's) were roosters- now I am not so sure... the brown rooster you see in the pics is the exact same age as the three silvers (one I am positive is a hen).

    What do you guys think? They haven't started getting their combs yet, no saddle feathers that I can see, scrawny little girly legs..... might I have lucked out or are they just slow to mature??? Also they have no green irridescence (spelling) to their tails like their dad and the brown rooster. Even a couple baby silvers I had that were three months old had the green sheen to them already.

    Here is a picture of all of them, the chicken about to peck the brown roosters face is the one I think is female. The two next to her are the questionables.

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    And one last final shot of their backsides. No saddle feathers that I can see?? See the brown roos nice and shiny feathers, he is a handsome lil devil. Could it be that silvers mature slower for some weird reason???

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    Update:

    All three of these silvers ended up being hens. That was pretty darn sweet! I was pretty certain they were boys, and in another thread I made when these hens were younger almost everyone that posted felt they were boys. Nope! These are all ladies, laying nice blue eggs.
     
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  2. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

    Oct 19, 2009
    Sullivan County NY
    The brown EE looks like a roo to me. For being the same age, he has an awfully big red cob compared to the rest. But I could be wrong.

    PS: easy breed to sex: sex links [​IMG]
     
  3. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    No worries - all three of your white/silvers are pullets and so is your brown one - not the brown roo, but the brown one on the other side of the fence.
     
  4. anniem

    anniem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I agree that the brown rooster is a rooster. [​IMG]

    They look very girly to me! My roo looked it by 7 weeks, had more comb then than your silvers do now. I don't see anything questionable!
     
  5. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    Quebec
    NO are you guys serious? So then, out of 11, I only had three boys. Two were RIR crosses- no way!!! So you're sure they're not roosters!??!?! Dude! How lucky for me! I've already sold off three silver pullets and the RIR cross pullet, I was sure I only had the brown pullet and one silver one. I was even trying to get rid of the two "roosters" for free. They really did look like boys, I only got suspicious a few weeks ago when the brown rooster was so roosterish and the two silvers didn't change at all.

    For real!? You guys are sure they look like girls? I mean- it just seems toooooo lucky. :O

    [​IMG] Woo hoo!!
     
  6. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    When they crow or lay an egg, you'll know for sure. [​IMG]
     
  7. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    On the last pic I think the dark silver is male and the white one next to it look like it has some thin feathering on top of the tail roo too unless it is just the angle of the pic
     
  8. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    Quebec
    Okay! Here was one of them at about two months

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    And this is another shot of the same bird shortly after

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    And it was from these pics I was told he was a roo, and she LOOKED rooish, no? Maybe it's the lack of muff? Anyways I am so tickled pink that you all are sure they are girls. Very unexpected! Woo hoo!
     
  9. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    Quebec
    A few more pics- they have absolutely no noticeable saddle or thin feathers on their back that I can see.

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  10. anniem

    anniem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking back, in one of the pictures the darker one does seem iffy. Can you do a face shot? I'd still lean pullet if it's not obviously roo at this age.
     

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