Help Sexing Blue Ameraucanas

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by poseygrace, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two adorable 7 week old blue ameraucanas (not EEs). Can anyone take a stab at the sex of each?

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    Thanks in advance!!! Edit to add that chick #2 is much smaller in size, and is lighter in color. Chick #1 has suddenly developed a much darker head/neck, and has a much more developed beard.
     
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  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    keep an eye on the first one but the second is a pullet
     
  3. sj3364

    sj3364 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So pretty! I want some!
     
  4. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Actually, they both looks slightly suspicious. Chick #1's comb is going red (boy), but it seems to only have a thin ridge (girl). Chick #2's comb looks pale (girl), but looks to be really wide with multiple parallel ridges (boy).

    Give them another month and you should really be able to tell. The boys will be bigger, stand more vertical and will start to have tail feathers that arch and are longer. Girls tend to be smaller and move more horizontally. They also have a shorter tail. Combs on the boys will be wide and red. Combs on the girls will have a single defined ridge and may or may not be reddish. You can also check out hackle and sickle feathers, but I always find that to be very confusing.

    They are both lovely either way.
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I think it is too early to tell. [​IMG]
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Pullet, cockerel, cockerel
     
  7. Haunted Chicken

    Haunted Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look just like my roos did at that age.
     
  8. greenegglover

    greenegglover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 pullet #2 roo
     
  9. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all for the input! Wow, the answers are all over the place. They are the only two Ameraucanas I have, so I sure hope one turns out to be a pullet. I live in the city limits and can't have roos. Fingers crossed that one will be a girl! Thanks again. [​IMG]
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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