how to tell the sex of my chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Eileen 1930, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Eileen 1930

    Eileen 1930 In the Brooder

    Aug 14, 2013
    My Americana's they are 14 weeks old and I don't know the sex and no one can tell me.
    I will add a new photo later. Thanks for any help you can give me.
  2. popsicle

    popsicle Songster

    Post photos--at 14 weeks it should be getting easier to pick out the cockerels.

    For Easter Eggers (what I'm more familiar with), look for bright patches on the wings/shoulders (or sometimes solid patches). Depending on the color of the bird, dark breasts will sometimes point out cockerels. Cockerels should also start getting some pointy hackle and saddle feathers by this age.

    ETA: for Amaruacanas it will probably greatly depend on the specific colors. But I would think the combs and pointy feathers should start to be obvious indicators soon.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2013

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