Is my Patsy a Pats-He? Ameracauna at 4 weeks.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BrittneyGaddis, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. BrittneyGaddis

    BrittneyGaddis Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there! This is my first time raising chicks, but I have a feeling that my almost 5-week old ameracauna pullet that I purchased from a feed store may actually be a He! She is about 1/3 larger than my other chicks and has shown some different behaviors, such S scratching at my hands when I reach into their brooder. Can any expert out there take a look? [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG] for a size comparison next to my barred rock of the same age. :)
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    Patsy for the moment - though she is an Easter Egger rather than an Ameraucana (they are often misrepresented by hatcheries and, as a result, stores as Ameraucana). Different chicks develop and grow at different rates - Easter Eggers are mixed breed birds so you then have unknown genetics contributing to the growth rate.
     
  3. BrittneyGaddis

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    That's okay! I am not picky about the breed as long as Patsy turns out to be a she! Ow I'll not be able to keep her if she's a rooster. :(
     
  4. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looked kind of like a rooster to me, but I am not good at sexing EEs/ameraucanas...I hope it turns out to be a pullet :)
     
  5. BrittneyGaddis

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    Thank you! Me too!
     
  6. BrittneyGaddis

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    Does anyone else know?
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  9. BrittneyGaddis

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    He/she is now starting to get a pink comb at 5 weeks. I also noticed her/him chasing my white leghorn and grabbing her neck feathers in a super aggressive manner. Eek! Is this normal?
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    At this point, that's just pecking order behavior.
     

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