Hen Or Roo Please Help...........................

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mmajw, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    This is one of my Amercaunas she (hope it is a she) will be a year old in June.


    This is another one of my Amercaunas she (hope it is a she) will be a year old in June. Please don't mind the cage I had to seperate he as you can see from the pic the others were pecking at her and the other side is even worse.

    Please tell me what you think if they are Roos? I already have 1 Amercauna Rooster and he is great but really doesnt like to share is space.

    The top pic chicken, I am not sure if she has been laying because I cant keep track of who is laying. I do know that the bottom pic chicken has not been laying because he/she has been slone for 4 days now without laying a single egg.

    Please help with your thoughts.

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  2. Josie

    Josie Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    I am no sexing expert, but the top looks very much like a girl.
    The bottom looks like a roo, but I am only guessing on that one, I wouldn't bet on it. [​IMG]
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    They are all hens and they are also all easter eggers, not true ameraucanas.

    ETA: I have had ameraucanas and ee's for over eight years.... the saddle feathers and the farthest feathers around the tail are all rounded on the second photo. The tail is flat at the end - hen.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2008
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    The first one is definitely a hen, the second one... maybe it's the angle of the tail and missing feathers, but it looks very roo'ish to me. I'm just not sure on it. I want to say female because of the coloring, but color in EEs isn't a definite sex method.
  5. soimcrazy

    soimcrazy In the Brooder

    May 10, 2007
    Dinwiddie Virginia
    so whats the difference in an Americana and an Easter egger?
  6. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

    Feb 17, 2007
    They are both hens. [​IMG]
  7. Josie

    Josie Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Ameruacanas are a recognized breed that breeds true and have standards in color, type and such. EE are beautiful birds, but have been breed with who knows what, so there is a bit of a wild card element to them. There eggs might not always hatch green or blue laying chicks.
  8. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    At almost a year old, they should have started laying by now... right? [​IMG] Most of my roosters (except for the silkies) have started crowing betwee 6-8 weeks, so I KNOW what they are! [​IMG]

    They are pretty babies... I hope the one heals nicely for you. I'm glad you separated them. [​IMG]
  9. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Thank you for all your replys. I have not had any crowing from either and like I said the 2nd photo has been alone for 4 days and has yet to lay an egg. I bought them under the impression they were ameraucanas.
  10. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    in my humble opinion, I have ee's, both are hens and should have been laying for a long time now.

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