Is my Easter egger Ameraucana a male?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cgchar9, Sep 12, 2014.

Is this chicken a rooster?

Poll closed Sep 27, 2014.
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  1. cgchar9

    cgchar9 New Egg

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    My 8 week old ameraucana, has been developing a slightly bigger and more colorful comb, than some of my other chicks. Also, the tail was very slow to grow, and it is growing in a curved shape. Most of the time the tail is hidden by its wings. I am hoping that the ameraucana doesn't turn out to be a male....!
    Thank you! Below is a picture
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I'm sorry, but that is 100% Easter Egger cockerel.
     
  3. cgchar9

    cgchar9 New Egg

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    That is too bad...I did have a very strong suspicion of it though. Thank you
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I agree it's a cockerel, not an Ameraucana, but definitely an Easter Egger. He has a comb that shows he's not pure for the pea comb gene, maybe a single comb ancestor in there. I'm saying it's not a true pea comb, but what many of us call a "combo comb".

    ETA: He's certainly colorful! I bet he'll be a handsome rooster.
     
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  5. cgchar9

    cgchar9 New Egg

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    Yes, after reading a bit about the difference between the two I realized he is an Easter Egger as well.
    Thanks!
     

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