Help! is my ameraucana a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kmetzker, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. kmetzker

    kmetzker Out Of The Brooder

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    my girls are 3 months old and i'm starting to suspect the ameraucana is a rooster. Mavis is the on the left in the photo. Can anyone confirm? she's not crowing and does not have spurs yet.
     
  2. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    OHHHhhhh yeah! [​IMG] handsome EE boy. Hello, from the Big Bear mountains of Ca. Glad you found us. [​IMG]
     
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  3. foREVer

    foREVer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definately a roo. Oh, and the breed is actually an Easter Egger, a cross of Ameraucana and any other breed, resulting in the beautiful, colorful feathers.
     
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  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Pretty Easter Egger roo you have there.
     
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  5. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooooooooh [​IMG] by the time he's 2 years old he'll be GORGEOUS! Already has the doop-de-doo taily plume at only 3 months old?! I think he's worth something to somebody out there.

    We had a pretty one who hardly ever crowed. He could, but he was more into looks than talk. Rarely if everybody was crowing he'd crow too, but only rarely. He was also very nice.

    We have a perfectly female hen who usually crows. So, crowing hasn't been the easy answer to roosterness around here.
     
  6. kmetzker

    kmetzker Out Of The Brooder

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    shoot. i'm in the city so if he crows i'm in trouble. he is beautiful though. is it possible that he'll not crow??

    if he doesn't crow, will we have a problem with fertilized eggs? this is my first batch of chickens and i assumed i had all hens so wasn't concerned.
     
  7. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs will be fine to eat as long as they are collected almost every day! [​IMG] I hope he's a quiet one!
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, he will crow. The eggs will be great, fertilized or not.
     
  9. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's gonna be a good lookin' rooster! [​IMG]
     
  10. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I live in town, in the city too. Rarely our rooster crows, but usually it attracts a lot of attention because he crows to the "music" of the schoolbusses lining up in front of our house at pickup and dropoff time at our public school across the street. I have heard a lot of gossip about our rooster crowing, both bad and good. The city informed me one person made a complaint, but was told by the city officer to go home and mind his own business. About a year later, our alderman visited and told us he defends a flocks' right to keep a rooster. "Anybody who keeps chickens ought to have the right to keep a rooster, its just good for the hens and good for the family".

    Sometimes I find myself blinking in disbelief at the blessings of my odd life. I hope your life is as blessed.

    One lady told me "we'll get used to the rooster crowing, its just like getting used to ambulances and leaf blowers and cussing kids on the playground, EXCEPT THE ROOSTER NOISE IS JOYFUL!"
     
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