I'm a girl, right?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kcaywood, Feb 12, 2012.

Bernice or Bernard?

Poll closed Feb 26, 2012.
  1. Bernice

    2 vote(s)
    5.9%
  2. Bernard

    32 vote(s)
    94.1%
  1. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think my Ameracauna is a girl ... no crowing yet, and she looks hennish. But those iridescent tail and wing feathers, and the plumage that looks suspiciously like hackles and saddle feathers ... and the upright stance ... what do you guys think? Bernice or Bernard?

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  2. Alexia

    Alexia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a girl to me. How old?
     
  3. lilly6849

    lilly6849 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hens can have iridecent feather to so she/him could still be a girl.Check the axel feather,if it long you got a cock,if its short you got a hen.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I vote roo. The red on his sides say roo to me. Also I am pretty sure I am seeing some saddle feathers back there. But don't put him in the pot because of what I say...I am not 100% sure.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    220% cockerel. it has pointed hackle feathers, plus the deep dark red on the wings like that is a cockerel only thing. the irradcent green on the tail any black chicken will have.
     
  6. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's definitely a cockerel

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  7. smarsh2

    smarsh2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    absolutely a rooster, no doubt
     
  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Definitely a Bernard. Pointed saddle and hackle feathers, dark red on his shoulders. Absolutely a cockerel.

    And he's an Easter Egger, not an Ameraucana. If it doesn't fit the breed standard, it's not an Ameraucana.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012
  9. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wah! :( Will I ever hatch a blue/green egg layer? This bird is 3 1/2 months old. Thanks, everyone.
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Most definitely Bernard.
     

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