How can you identify the sex of Amaraucana chickens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cupman, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair of amaraucana chickens and I was wondering how I could tell the two apart. I left my camera in a friends car so I won't have any pictures today, but I was just wondering if there were any dead giveaways on the gender. My birds are 8 weeks old, decent sized in comparison to the others, they have no comb, one of them has a little black beard type thing, the other doesn't, or it's a goldish color and not black. Will amaraucana chickens even grow combs? This is my first round with chickens.
     
  2. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those sound like Easter Eggers. Ameraucanas don't come in multicolors, so if you have a gold one with a black beard, it's an EE. There are several threads in this forum about sexing EE's. I have a few myself and love them! Ameraucanas and most EE's have pea combs. If your 8 week olds still have completely flat yellow combs, they are most likely girls. Boys have red 3 rowed combs by this age.
     

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