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I really need to know what these are...please help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mags2009, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. mags2009

    mags2009 Songster

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    Just wondered what these are, roos or hens. The first is a splash Ameracauna. I think it is a hen...[​IMG] Here is another view:[​IMG] This supposed to be a Blue Ameracauna...don't know if it is, because it's black, with green tinges, like a black copper, but has the muffs, and lightly feathered feet. Also: Roo or hen?[​IMG][​IMG]. This grey one is a blue ameracauna, roo or hen? [​IMG][​IMG]. These Black Coppers are pretty easy. Roo and hen, right?[​IMG] Welsummer, hen? [​IMG]
    Thanks for any info you have. I really would like to know if it is possible to tell gender yet, as I will have to get rid of the roos.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    Splash Pullet
    Black Pullet
    Blue Cockeral
    Cockeral on left, pullet on right
    Welsummer pullet
     
  3. gamechickens

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    i say all hen exp for the copper left
     
  4. mags2009

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    Oh oh, we have differences!! So, the Blue may be a roo? Also, the (Black) which is really a Blue ameracuana...why is it black? with feathered legs? Any ideas? And that is a pullet?
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    The 2nd one is black, and pure ameraucana's should NOT have feathered shanks.

    Here are 2 of my pure black ameraucana's.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. 1_FnkyFrm

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    The last pic is a welsummer and a pullet...
     
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  7. crazy chook

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    I say all pullets apart from the obvious boy in second last pic.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. mom2jedi

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    Quote:Your blue pullet is black because blue does not breed true. When you breed two blues together you will get 50% blue, 25% black, and 25% splash. If you were to breed this hen to another blue it changes the percentages but I can't remember to what - sorry. There are a bunch of threads in the genetics section that cover blue genes and how they pair up.

    The one that looks like a blue has a pretty wide comb so I'm thinking it's a roo while the rest of your Amers look like girls. The only other roo I see is the Black Copper.

    ETA How old are your birds? I might change my mind on your blue one, if it's old enough it could be a pullet, there are no pointed hackle feathers...
     
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  9. mags2009

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    Quote:Your blue pullet is black because blue does not breed true. When you breed two blues together you will get 50% blue, 25% black, and 25% splash. If you were to breed this hen to another blue it changes the percentages but I can't remember to what - sorry. There are a bunch of threads in the genetics section that cover blue genes and how they pair up.

    The one that looks like a blue has a pretty wide comb so I'm thinking it's a roo while the rest of your Amers look like girls. The only other roo I see is the Black Copper.

    ETA How old are your birds? I might change my mind on your blue one, if it's old enough it could be a pullet, there are no pointed hackle feathers...

    The are 8 weeks old now. I think the true BLUE is a cockeral also, just because it has the "3 rows" on the comb. I if they have three rows that mean roo. ?
     

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