Is Penelope an Ameracauna rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jessi54, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Jessi54

    Jessi54 New Egg

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    I got some Ameracauna pullets at Tractor Supply on August 11th. Penelope's tail is very different from the others. Could she be a rooster? Also her tufts of hair on her face are much bushier than the others. Is it too early to tell? 20170919_184526.jpg 20170919_184537.jpg
     
  2. Mylied

    Mylied Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I /think/ she is a female, but her tail is throwing me for a look. That comb and the color says pullet to me. Let's see what others say. The fluffy cheeks don't indicate sex. They are all supposed to have those.
     
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  3. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    To young to know for sure.

    Don't let that tail throw you. Some pullets get longer tail feathers early but turns out to just be those top tail feathers.
     
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  4. Brittanyjohnson1986

    Brittanyjohnson1986 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does he/she have any spurs maybe too early but you could look n see possible indicator of a rooster
     
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Pretty sure she is an Easter Egger pullet. Easter Egger for sure, and pullet probably.
     
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  6. chicks are life

    chicks are life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter egger pullet
     
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  7. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Overrun With Chickens

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    Spurs don't come in until later, and hens can have spurs as well as roosters. So, they aren't a very accurate way to sex chickens.

    That chicken is a little young to tell gender, but nothing says cockerel to me yet. Also, it's an Easter egger.
     
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  8. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    Spurs are on hens too. Granted not all hens will or won't grow them.
    For example every hamburg hen I have had grew massive spurs.
     
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  9. Jessi54

    Jessi54 New Egg

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    Y'all thanks! I am hopeful for a pullet! This has led to another question....I am fine with them being easter eggers, but why were they sold as Ameracauna? Did Tractor Supply think they were getting Ameracaunas?
     
  10. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    Lots of hatcheries sell the EE under different names.

    To me Americana is just a fancy name for Easter Egger.

    Tractor supply is rather notorious for having no idea what they are selling or what a chick of one breed looks like compared to another.
    I am actually surprised you got a colored egg laying breed when that is what you asked for.

    Next year I may drive down to TSC and just say surprise me. Probably ending up with all males that way lol.
     
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