I really need to know Gender...If they're roos, they're gone on Wed!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mags2009, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. mags2009

    mags2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have someone to give my roos to. He will pick them up on Wed. so I REALLY need to make sure of cockerals vs. pullets for my ameraucanas. Can you help? Thanks in advance!!
    1. Black ameracuana[​IMG], [​IMG] 2. Blue Ameracauna: [​IMG],[​IMG] 3. Black Ameracauna:[​IMG],[​IMG]
    Thanks!
     
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  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    They all look like roosters to me [​IMG]
     
  3. the lemon tree

    the lemon tree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I concur!
     
  4. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

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    yes, all roos. they look just like the ones I have to rehome. [​IMG]
     
  5. mags2009

    mags2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    even the 3rd one? Can you tell more by the comb, or the tails?
     
  6. ekemily

    ekemily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old are they? I'm not sure if they are roos or pullets. What makes you guys think roos? The long tails?

    edited to say: ''the long tails?''
     
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  7. Year of the Rooster

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    Quote:That and the combs. They are too red and too large for a pullet. Only a female that is mature and of laying age would have a comb that big and red.
     
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  8. itsachicken

    itsachicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? I'm not seeing any pointy saddle feathers, unless your arm is covering them in that last pic. I thought that was a pretty certain indicator after 12 weeks. I never have any luck sexing a young chicken by looking at their head, seems like sometimes, a big red comb and floppy red wattles means your rooster is just going to be the first of the batch to lay an egg. Obviously, I'm not an expert.
     
  9. onthespot

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    Ameraucanas can be tricky. I would make sure there were pointy saddle feathers, or hear them crow before I got rid of any. Best ameraucana i ever got was a "roo" that the breeder wanted to get rid of. Her comb got red early, months before she laid an egg.
     
  10. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I would guess 1 and 2 are cockerels, and 3 I am leaning towards pullet -- comb is not a defined 3 row/pea like the 2 above and I have a pullet whose comb looks like picture 3. But I am no expert with just 4 APA Ameraucanas myself.
     

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