Hen or rooster Ameracauna?

Jgrice

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Apr 4, 2020
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This is my first time owning this breed, and I can’t tell if this pullet is a male or female. I know the tail feathers seem long, but I’ve also seen lots of other ameracauna hens with more pronounced feathers. The guy I bought it from says hen.
 

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TheOddOneOut

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The suburbs of Portland,Oregon
That’s what’s called an Easter Egger, which are mixed breeds who lay blue/green.
Her pattern is FEMALE ONLY.
Hens have patterns like these:
Even, not super bright, once again, EVEN, and a lot of brown ones.
My two girls:
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Some pics from the web:
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And some of the boys. Note the streaky splotches, the bright colors, and the SADDLES. The black and white pattern is an exception to the bright colors, but the stark contrast instead of a gentle ombré is a clear giveaway.
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The b&w pattern. A pair of B&W males, then females.
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F:

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jmns

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On a rock in the Pacific
That’s what’s called an Easter Egger, which are mixed breeds who lay blue/green.
Her pattern is FEMALE ONLY.
Hens have patterns like these:
Even, not super bright, once again, EVEN, and a lot of brown ones.
My two girls: View attachment 2355747
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Some pics from the web: View attachment 2355749 View attachment 2355772
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And some of the boys. Note the streaky splotches, the bright colors, and the SADDLES. The black and white pattern is an exception to the bright colors, but the stark contrast instead of a gentle ombré is a clear giveaway.
View attachment 2355788 View attachment 2355792
The b&w pattern. A pair of B&W males, then females. View attachment 2355798 View attachment 2355796
F: View attachment 2355801 View attachment 2355802
This is a great post! :goodpost:Love all the photos and the clear definition between male and female patterning.😊
 

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