Huge Ameraucana chicken

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by jibmaster, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. jibmaster

    jibmaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her name is Hailey. Or at least I hope it's a she...
    5 months old.
    Just blended the 8 new Ameraucana chickens with the rest of the flock
    a couple days ago.
    Still a bit of tension.

     
  2. pitbullmomma

    pitbullmomma Chicken Obsessed

    Wow. That is one big chicken!!
     
  3. Jayecookie

    Jayecookie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it kinda hard to tell not alot of differences between her and the other chickens. She looks like a cockerel because of her size and how her tail stand straight up like that, dosent really have a saddle of feathers in the back(which you would have for a roo to mate). there is still a chance she could be a pullet but i guess the only way to find out is if she crows. My GUESS would be shes a roo
     
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  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    Let us know when Hailey starts crowing. You can then start calling him Harry.
     
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  5. Jayecookie

    Jayecookie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i thiink i see her with spears. but its ok if she is a roo because the other roo in the video is more dominant so they already made their pecking order. very pretty boy.
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    Looks like a cockerel to me. Check out the saddle feathers-long and spiky. Good looking guy!
     
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  7. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Chicken Obsessed

    Hi, welcome to BYC! :frow

    That is rooster with pointy saddle feathers hanging down over the back of the wing.

    If you were told hen, someone lied! :( Also he's an Easter Egger.
     
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  8. Jayecookie

    Jayecookie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay did some research hens can have spurs. but i still think its a him
     
  9. jibmaster

    jibmaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I was wondering about the breed.
    Just got them as chicks labeled as Ameraucana's.
    Hailey is probably a rooster. The last two roosters I got
    were also really large.
    Which other chicken in the video is a rooster?
     
  10. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Chicken Obsessed

    Yes, hens can grow spurs and even crow though it isn't common. All hens will have at least small spur bumps.

    Roosters can and do even egg sing either with my hens or when they get startled sometimes.

    But only roosters grow those pointy saddle feathers. No possibility Hailey is a pullet. :old
     
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