Help Sexing 8 1/2 Week Ameraucana Chicks

Hannah444

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Jul 3, 2020
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Hi! I’m hoping that someone will help me sex my 8 1/2 Week Ameraucana chicks. I am confident on the gender of the other chicks but cannot tell if these guys are cockerels or pullets?

Chick #1
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Chick #2
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Chick #3
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Chick #4
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Chick #
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The combs of chicks 4 and 5 don’t get redder than what’s pictured above. Chick 5 is also ten days older than the others. Also, pretty sure chick 3 is a cockerel! but not totally sure.
 

LePetitPoulet

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Aug 30, 2020
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#1& 3 look like cockerels to me, 4&5 pullets. #2 is a little harder but at this point I’d guess puller also. You can see a little difference in the color and size of their combs. The 1&3 seem slightly larger and brighter.
 

Skyle

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1 and 3 seem to be cockerels. Pea combs are a bit hard to tell apart though. To be sure you can wait some a couple weeks and sex them by the shape of the saddle feathers. If they are rounded, it's a pullet, if they're pointy it's a cockerel.
 

Iluveggers

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Can you guys tell anything from the back feathers? I’ve been trying to get my guesses correct but I was wrong on these...how can you tell?
 

cherrynberry

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Can you guys tell anything from the back feathers? I’ve been trying to get my guesses correct but I was wrong on these...how can you tell?
Back feathers dont mean a thing with these chicks at this age. As long as the breeds are not an autosexing or sexlinked breed, at this age, its best to go by comb growth.
 

LCsAChickenLover

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Can you guys tell anything from the back feathers? I’ve been trying to get my guesses correct but I was wrong on these...how can you tell?
In a few short weeks the hackle and saddles start to sprout. My 10 week old ameraucana cockerel just started getting his earlier this week..
It will look like this
 

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