Is it too early to tell if my Ameracana is a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Deebsra, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Deebsra

    Deebsra Out Of The Brooder

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    My little guy is 8 weeks old and I think he's a rooster. All my other chicks (also 8 weeks) are RIR so I have nothing to compare 'him' to. What do you think?


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  2. janelle18

    janelle18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found it VERY hard to tell my EE's gender until they started crowing. In the end my EE's were basically full grown before i could distinguish completely which were males and which were females.

    -Based on what i see i would say rooster... but that's just a guess. Wait a little longer till the tail & comb develop further!
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Rooster, the feathering is a give-a-way.

    Chris
     
  4. Deebsra

    Deebsra Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a serious newbie, how does the feathering give it away?
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The rust colored feathering on the shoulders is indicative of a male.
     
  6. Mac14

    Mac14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now following this thread! :)
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's a roo. That red on his shoulders will develop into a cape of red later in life that the ladies can't resist.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    can you get a side shot of him? right now looks more like a pullet but i can not see his/her coloring that well to be sure. wait till at least 15 weeks of age to make a choice and also please repost some pics of him then
     
  9. Indigosands

    Indigosands Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's a hen. [​IMG]
     
  10. Peter Olinda

    Peter Olinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im pretty sure its a roo.
     

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