Help with My Ameraucana's Genders

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by willu707, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. willu707

    willu707 Out Of The Brooder

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    This site has been a great help in discovering the gender of my first 4 chickens, whiched turned out to be 2 roos and 2 hens. After raising our rhode island reds for a few weeks we decided to purchase tw omore chickens, since we had to get rid of one of the roo's. So we decided to get some Ameraucanas to go with our Red's. So it has a little over 5 weeks since we got them, so I thought I would post a few pics to see if anyone could help me sex them. I can take more pics if needed, just tell me what i can do to help. Thanks and have a great day everyone.

    So here is my first chick, Sookie
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    And here is my 2nd chicken, Iceberg.
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  2. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

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    i think the first is a roo and the second is a hen
     
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter Eggers (aka Ameraucanas) can be sexed by color. Sookie is for sure a rooster, Iceburg is for sure a pullet.
     
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  4. willu707

    willu707 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I was thinking the same thing. What do you look for in Ameraucana roosters? My Rhode Island Reds were pretty easy to sex with their large combs and tail feathers. The one you think is a roo is a little larger than the golden one
     
  5. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Psst... Cowgirl... ameraucanas are not actually the same thing as Easter Eggers. There are those on here who will be really cranky if you insinuate that they are. Duck and cover! [​IMG]

    OP- When both my ameraucanas and easter eggers are young I look at combs first. Boys have wider combs and usually redder combs. EEs can be tricky, but you get to where you can see the difference. The AMs usually have three ridges across. The EEs usually have three ridges across. Girl combs are either non-existant or they have a prominant single middle ridge.

    Once they get bigger (on the AMs) you can start seeing a difference in feathers and body type. Boys just stand taller and more vertical. Girls look more horizontal. Boy feathers are more pointy. Girls are rounder. Boy legs are thick. Girl legs are a little dainty-er.
     
  6. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

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    [​IMG] LOL Yeah there are a few, but most excuse those who just dont know... I used to be a sucker for the whole Ameracauna price tag with the EE lineage, I know better now but I love my EEs they are awesome!

    As to the answer of your question, color can have a lot of standing in sexing EEs but also the eventual development of hackle and saddle feathers does too. I had two EE roos, I sold one since I lost all my girls and only had one left, 2/1 on roos versus hens, doesnt exactly make for a happy hen LOL. There is a thread of Sexing EEs here, you should have a look at it. However to make it a little short and sweet, the reason I said what I did about sookie (I LOVE THAT NAME BY THE WAY, I HAD AN EE HEN NAMED SOOKIE after the show True Blood and the books by charlaine harris!) is that the black and white coloring on an EE usually shows tell tell signs of being a male, the orange and black however is a frequent female coloring. I had two hens that looked about like your suspect hen, Arlene was one. I lost the darn flashdrive that has all the pictures from then on it... [​IMG] LOTS OF IMPORTANT ones! I have no clue where it is or I would post a pic of her for you. Your roo will be beautiful though when he feathers out in his man feathers lol. [​IMG]

    OH and I almost forgot! [​IMG]
     
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  7. willu707

    willu707 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just dont think we can keep another roo. We ended up keeping one of our roos from our first group, so I dont want any fighting. We would have 2 roos and 4 hens, wheras if we got rid of him we would have 1 roo and 4 hens.
     
  8. ChickiePieGirl

    ChickiePieGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Are all lighter feathered ones Roos?
     
  9. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those aren't Ameraucanas. They are Easter Eggers. [​IMG]

    First is a roo, second is a hen - no doubt.
     
  10. willu707

    willu707 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Your right they are Easter Eggers. I just learned the differences, and was not aware until now. Thanks
     

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