I am starting to wonder if this Ameraucana (ee) chick is a rooster...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chicken Fruit, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    What do you guys think?

    http://flickr.com/photos/amosunknown/?saved=1

    Its HA-UGE compared to the other chicks, and its waaay more colorful...

    Maybe its just a fat hen who happened to be a few says ahead of the other chicks. lol.
     
  2. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    It's too soon to tell. Out of my 3 easter egger chicks, I had one that was quite a bit bigger than the other 3 (and still is), but she ended up being a hen.
     
  3. KsTornado11

    KsTornado11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vote is for pullet!
     
  4. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    Woot! I bet it is a fat pullet. I bet she makes nice chicks. I love her coloring that she's getting. I hope she stays kinda molted-spottish like the first feathers are coming in as.

    only time will tell!
     
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
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    with EE's, i notice a big swing in size differences.
    give it a couple weeks and we can try again. [​IMG]
     
  6. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    I have 5 EEs from MM and three of them look exactly like that one and are all supposed to be pullets. Even if there is a mistake in my batch, I doubt 3 out of 5 are roos. I bet yours is a pullet, but I think it's early to tell fo sho...
     
  7. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    yeah she's supposed to be a pullet, i ordred all them sexed as such. She's certainly the prettiest of the batch thus far.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Thicker, sturdier legs
    Bare wing bows
    Different "stance" from the other chicks
    I'm fairly certain that's a baby roo [​IMG]
     
  9. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
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    I apologize if I am ignorant, as I am new to chickens, but I am just curious... what are "bare wing bows?"
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Look at your chickens from above. The rounded area at the top of wing as it's resting against the body (shaped like an archer's bow) is the wing bow. Some people call it the shoulder. In the pics of that little EE there is very little feathering on the wing bow, it looks pretty bare.
     

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