Help sexing my Americanas

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WeberFarm17, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. WeberFarm17

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    I have three Americanas and they are about 6 weeks old. Two are almost fully feathered, and larger and one is not quite as filled in and a bit smaller than the others. None of them are showing pink or red combs. And it’s my understanding that Americanas do not have wattles. I’m worried because if I base it on size, I think I may have just one hen from this bunch. Also, when we bought them they were called “Americana” but I mostly find information online about “Araucana”, so I’m a little lost there as well . Does anyone have any advice for me before I get too attached to a rooster? Thanks!
     
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  2. GldnValleyHens

    GldnValleyHens Songster

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    Pics would help to determine the sexes. Also, if none of them are showing combs, they might be all hens, but without pictures it is hard to tell. I assume you live in the city and cannot have a rooster? Because personally I think roosters are great. I have an Americauna Roo named Ricky Ricardo, he is huge and copper-grey, and blind in one eye. They are beautiful birds
     
  3. JedJackson

    JedJackson Free Ranging

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    It is still early to sex them, but if you want us to try you could post pictures. Also, you likely have Easter eggers and not Ameraucanas or Araucanas. What most hatcheries sell as Ameraucanas are Easter eggers, which are similar but come in mixed colors.
     
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  4. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Crowing

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    Could you post pictures please?
    They are most likely Easter Eggers.
     
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  5. WeberFarm17

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    Okay I will get some updated photos of them! Thank you all for your help!
     
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  6. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Free Ranging

    Sounds like Easter Eggers, most hatcheries mislabel them as "Ameraucanas," or "Araucanas," when the real thing isn't nearly as easy to find. :) Looking forward to those pictures!

    ~Alex
     
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  7. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Where did you get them from? There are no hatcheries that sell true Araucanas. The only way to acquire true Araucanas is through a breeder. Some hatcheries mislabel their Easter Eggers as Americanas. True Ameraucanas from a hatchery are generally around $18 a chick.
     
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  8. WeberFarm17

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    Here is one of the three- the smallest.
     

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  9. WeberFarm17

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    Here’s another
     

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  10. WeberFarm17

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    This one I believe is a roo- but not sure!
     

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