Help! Ameraucana Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rego1221, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. rego1221

    rego1221 Hatching

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    Alright so I have two 18 week old Ameraucanas and I know one for sure is a rooster. His hackle feathers and saddle feathers are very obvious and he began to crow in the mornings (white speckled). I am wondering about the the gray one.

    I can see what could be hackle feathers, but they aren't as pointy and don't wrap around the front of his neck like our white roo. The combs are a bit different too as our white roo has the typical pea comb with 3 noticeable ridges. The gray one doesn't have the rounded pea comb like that, but rather a more pointed one. You can still see 3 ridges it would appear. I have never raised chickens before these chicks so I just want to be sure before finding them a home. I cannot have a rooster in my town (noise bylaw).

    My croad langshan rooster was way more obvious then these two ameraucanas. They took a long time to really show. I have 4 others that I know for sure are hens and the white one i know is a roo. Just need to be sure about this gray one. Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    The gray chicken has long and pointy saddle feathers found only on roosters.
     
  5. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    Such a shame that you can’t keep them in your town and have to rehome such beautiful birds. I had the same problem and had to rehome my silkie bantam rooster who would watch tv with me and my light brahma rooster who I raised from a chick. I find it so hard to let them go. They are just such beautiful and majestic creatures.
     
  6. rego1221

    rego1221 Hatching

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    Thanks for the quick replies guys! I was pretty sure the blue was a male as well, but I was holding out hope for blue eggs.
     
  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road 5 Years

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    Agreed. Pretty boys.
     
  8. Mary's Backyard Chickens

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    He's a male. He's got long saddle feathers and many male features.
     
  9. Mary's Backyard Chickens

    Mary's Backyard Chickens Songster

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    He's a male. He's got long saddle feathers and many male features.
     
  10. RoostersAreAwesome

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