Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Audio51, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Audio51

    Audio51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need help determingin whether this bird is a hen or rooster. It is an Americauna and is about 3 months old. I started thingking rooster when is was about 5 weeks because of the posture. It seems to more upright. The it started looking like a hen after all when it was about 9-10nweeks, nut now I am thinking rooster again. It seems leaner and shows more of the upper legs. The tail seems more upright and refined than the others, too. I ahave never had an Amerciauna before so I don;t know if this is just the way the look. Can anyone help me figure it out? This first picture it is nervous about me taking pictures, so it is a littel more upright than usual but not much. In the second one is out of focuse but shows the posture while it is moving across the yard.
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    Any help is greatly appreciated! If it's a rooster I need to find it a home before it starts trying out it's voice...

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  2. WallabyOfChaos

    WallabyOfChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks vaguely rooster-ish to me. Are its hackle feathers pointy on the ends, or more rounded?
     
  3. Audio51

    Audio51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It haven't been able to get close enough to really get a good look. It seems to move like a rooster to me too...much faster and can sure bob and weave!
     
  4. Lolachick07

    Lolachick07 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm guessing it's a rooster, but I'm not 100% sure...
     
  5. Audio51

    Audio51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lolachick......What are you seeing that says rooster?
     
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    seramachick8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Compare the combs on these two pictures!! That's how I always tell. At 3 months its comb should be bigger than the hen's in the picture



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  7. Audio51

    Audio51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think mine has much of a comb.....at least I don't think it's bigger than the others. I know some breeds have different size comes. Is your rooster picture an Americauna? I will try to get a better picture of the comb and hackle feathers tomorrow after work.
     
  8. seramachick8

    seramachick8 Out Of The Brooder

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    These are pictures I got off google! Ameraucana roosters should get bigger combs. Generally the color changes too (rooster combs turn red and hens stay more of a cream color) I will be sure to check back in tomorrow! :)
     
  9. Audio51

    Audio51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was able to get some pictures of the comb and saddle feathers. The feathers don't look particularly pointy to me, so maybe a hen after all? I just don;t wa't to come home to a not on my door from Animal contril telling me the neighbors are complaining about my rooster crowing. If t is a rooster I have someon who wants it.


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  10. Audio51

    Audio51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This one is a closer view of the saddle feathers in a more natural posture.

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