Is my 12 week Ameraucana a roo or a hen? I think I heard it try to cro

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mazzkeel, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. mazzkeel

    mazzkeel New Egg

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    I am trying to tell if my12 weel old Ameraucana is a rooster or a hen. I think I heard it try and crow. Can I post a picture?
     
  2. mazzkeel

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  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    It's a cockerel. What color is he supposed to be?
     
  4. greenbird

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    Definitely a boy, look at his tail
     
  5. mazzkeel

    mazzkeel New Egg

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    @Jean, thanks! I had the chicks sexed but I know it isn't a 100%. I started hearing what sounded like a crow ... or an attempt at a crow. This morning we heard a definite crow ... very early (lol).

    As a day-old chick he was the color of a baby penguin - black on top with a yellowish/white on the bottom. My son named her Happy Feet. Now, he is black with irridescent green on his tail feathers. Within the last week he has begun to get a fawn color colar around his neck. He also has a few white feathers under his wing area. I think he will grow up to be very pretty ... or handsome as the case may be.

    We had originally ordered five "females" two Silky Bantams, a Plymouth Barred Rock, a Welsummer, and the Araucauna. Two died within the first 24-36 hours. These three are left - the two silkies and Happy Feet. We were hoping for all hens as we are not allowed a rooster in our county. Really don't want to get rid of him but I know the neighbors will complain.
     
  6. mazzkeel

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    Thanks Greenbird. That tail was making me suspicious and then the crowing came! So much for paying extra for sexing. [​IMG]
     
  7. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    The reason I asked was because I thought he might be an easter egger. Now that you have called him an ameraucana and an araucana, I'm pretty sure he's an ee.
     

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