Help with sexing Blue Wheaten Ameraucana's

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kraut, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. Kraut

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    Hello everyone. First off, I hoped I posted this in the right area.

    I recently acquired a couple of Blue Wheaten Ameraucana's which were hopefully pullets. As of today, I am not so sure they are both pullets. Your help is much appreciated.

    Both birds are approximately 7 weeks old.

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    Sorry about the lighting. Some were taken outside and some inside.

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  2. ViolinPlayer123

    ViolinPlayer123 Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullets! And by the way I absolutely love Blue Wheatens!
     
  3. Kraut

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    Thanks. What concerned me with Bird 1 is the dark reddish feathers coming in on the wings, the blue/maroon neck feathers and the overall blue color (not brown/cream) of the bird.
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  4. hicksfamily

    hicksfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is just natural feather growth, they are both pullets :)
     
  5. Kraut

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    Here is another picture of Bird 1[​IMG]
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

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  8. Kraut

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    Guess I am the only one worrying about the darker red feathers (darker than neck color) coming in below the neck feathers on the wing on bird 1
     
  9. chickmomma03

    chickmomma03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have EE, they were suppose to be ams, and it's really hard to tell gender. Pea comb on a pullet is a single row, triple row on a cockerel. If you can get pictures of the combs and then get pictures of side and rear of them. 1st looks like a pullet based on comb, but can't see comb on 2nd.
     
  10. Kraut

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    Here are a couple more pictures. Hard to get them as they are very active right now:

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    Bird 2:
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