Is my 12 week-old blue araucana a male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Egirl, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Egirl

    Egirl New Egg

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    Hi there. I thought my araucana might be a female, but it started to crow this week, each morning at first light. Is it possible that a female would crow like that? I have two of these birds, both hatched at the same time, and this one is much larger than the other (so I am assuming the other is a female, and she has not been crowing!) Grateful for any advice!

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  2. jaybme

    jaybme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, great pictures!

    Crowing is a big indicator! Usually roo, but not always. But add it to the much larger size, it means even more likely to be a roo.

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  3. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    It looks like a male to me. Also, the daily crowing would indicate male. Sure is pretty though!
     
  4. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    crowing and saddle feathers... roo
     
  5. Egirl

    Egirl New Egg

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    Thanks so much, everybody. I just love this forum, and all the nice people here!
     
  6. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    First of all that can't be an Araucana. Araucanas don't have rump feathers.

    Judging from the comb, coloration, beak color and confirmation, I'd say you have yourself a nice looking Easter Egger there.

    God Bless,
     
  7. Egirl

    Egirl New Egg

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    Thanks for your note. I am in New Zealand, and araucanas here do have tail feathers. Cheers.
     
  8. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Yes, was going to say that looked like a UK version.

    So neat to see them! I agree, if it sounds like a male...it probably is. But, you didn't say how old they were. Do you happen to know their hatch date?
     
  9. Egirl

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    Yeah sorry. I put it in the title, but it's probably not obvious. 12 weeks, hatched mid October. Thanks!
     
  10. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
    You have a beautiful bird!

    Looks like a roo with the pointed feathers around the rump. Crowing seals that guess.


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