Help! Wheaten Ameraucana gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kyndalldanielle, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Kyndalldanielle

    Kyndalldanielle In the Brooder

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    These are 4ish weeks old! Wheaten Ameraucana. Wondering if the one with the darker feathers on right is a roo? Because I know female wheatens are very light colored. Thanks! 74143F2B-55A5-47AA-862F-89981F082577.jpeg

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  2. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    The best way to tell sex of a chick at this age is by the color of the comb, not feathers, which go through many changes over the first three months.

    A cockerel will start to show a little bit of yellow in his comb around four weeks. In another week, it'll be a yellow-orange. By six weeks it will be an obvious red or red orange. The pullets' combs remain a pale pink until point of lay.
     
  3. Kyndalldanielle

    Kyndalldanielle In the Brooder

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  4. Kyndalldanielle

    Kyndalldanielle In the Brooder

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    Picture of combs - one on the left now was one with darker feathers!
     
  5. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    That is just too adorable! I'm confident that both are pullets.
     
  6. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Pullet on left, cockerel on right. :) Wheaten males and females feather out differently. Cockerels show red/black plumage, pullets are generally light salmon. Just lovely. :love When I get home, I'll post pictures of my own pair for reference.

    ~Alex
     
  7. Kyndalldanielle

    Kyndalldanielle In the Brooder

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    Oh awesome!! I’d love that!!
    That’s what I was reading that Roos will start feathering our darker and females will stay lighter feathered I was hoping for a roo and pullet so hopefully that’s right!!
     
  8. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Post pics of their combs at 6 weeks.
     
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  9. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Right is a cockerel, left is a pullet.
     
  10. Kyndalldanielle

    Kyndalldanielle In the Brooder

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    Thanks I’m hoping that is the case :)
     

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