Help with genders and breed! Ameraucana and Red Dorking and ????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RedMist, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. RedMist

    RedMist Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not too concerned but I like to guess what gender my chicks are. I know most of the breeds and I'm almost positive on one...

    But here goes.

    Chick 1- Black Ameraucana- 6 weeks old. now/ First picture is 1 day old.. 2nd is 6 weeks.
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    We are hoping she is a she, because we have a male Ameraucana.

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    Chick 2- White Ameraucana- Same age. 6 weeks.

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    We are realllllllly hoping this one is a girl because we already have a "male" white Ameraucana and we think the two of them will make pretty chicks.


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    Chick 3- Red Dorking. We are almost positive it is a male due to the coloring when he was born. He doesn't have the distinct V on the neck like the girls have.
    -- We call him Dinner Dave because he pecks at the other chicks. We have had to trim his beak down because he is so mean to them. Almost pecked an eye out of one of the Ameraucana's at one day old. I don't have a close up of his comb because we are almost certain he is a he and he will be dinner someday.
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    Chick 4- This is the one we are uncertain about breed. We know it came from Sexlinked hen and maybe a sexlinked rooster. We really aren't sure much about this chick at all. So any breed info would be great. Although who knows until he/she is older.


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    You can see the scab from where Dinner Dave pecked at her/him too.
     
  2. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all a little young to know their genders, but I can tell you one thing. Your "Ameraucana" chicks are not Ameraucanas at all. The first chick has yellow legs, has no beard to speak of, and is built more like a game bird than an Ameraucana. The second one is an Easter Egger, she may have a beard and a pea comb but her leg color (green) would classify her as an EE. [​IMG]
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 the 3rd however i am pretty sure is a cockerel and the 4th also looks like a cockerel. you can NOT breed sex links together and get more sex links. sex links are a one time breed of a red rooster (rir) over a white hen (leghorn)... (were as blacks are a red rooster usually a rir over a barred hen usually a barred rock)
     
  4. RedMist

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    The black chick came from an olive green egg.
    The white one came from a turquoise-ish color egg.
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    egg color alone there classifies them as ee's as well. the eggs of ameraucana's are light blue (sky blue) no hint of green whats so ever.
     
  6. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry but have to chime in here. Regarding Ameraucana eggs being sky blue (light blue). Not all Ameraucana's lay a light/sky blue egg color. In a perfect world they would. And according to the standard that's what they should lay, but alas most don't. Some colors lay a more blue egg than others that is what I have found. I have found w/ my Ameraucana's my Lav splits (blacks) definately lay a bluer egg than my pure Lavs. My pure Lav's lay more of a blue-green egg. And yes they are pure Ameraucana's I have. Not EE's.
     
  7. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just checked the breed description here and it says "blue/Minty green", and the ABC breeders club only says "distinctive blue".

    I have blue wheatens from a well known breeder who actually strives for beautiful, turquoise colored eggs. I would be curious to know if this is against the standard?
     
  8. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    I would love to see a picture of your eggs [​IMG]
     
  9. RedMist

    RedMist Out Of The Brooder

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    This batch I didn't take pictures but the black one came from an olive green egg and the white chick came from a more turquoise egg. The other two came from a brown egg.

    The olive green egg and turquoise came from a breeder that keeps her Amerucana's separate from the rest of her flock so we know exactly where they came from
     
  10. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too - they haven't started laying yet, lol! She did give my daughter an egg when I picked up the chicks, but she set it down on the table and it rolled off and cracked. She was heartbroken, we were going to hatch it.
    I'll post pics when they start laying [​IMG]
     

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