Is this a little Araukana Roo, the brown not the black?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicken-nipples, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. chicken-nipples

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    [​IMG]Pullet?
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    What colour would you call it? its kind of mottled, I think its a roo, but I have not had these before, I think the black is a female,,,,, please please be a female.
    The little mottly one has a bigger top knot and a bigger comb, but the black has a small dark comb, Does comb size make a difference at 6 weeks for sexing?
     
  2. HeavensHens88

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    Hello C.N! Welcome to the wonderful world of pondering the gender, and therefore reckoning their future in some cases, of your darling chicks! At six weeks and especially in crested breeds, it's really hard to tell. Is the "mottled" (I can't tell the correct variety from your picture!) showing any signs of obvious assertion or dominance? Which one is friendlier? Who eats first? Fingers crossed for you they're both hens!!!!
     
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    A frontal pic of mottly crew, male or female?

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    I put the mob into the old shed for a couple of days, they really cleaned it up, excellent.
     
  4. HeavensHens88

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    At six weeks old, its comb is admittably large... it would be safe to say at this point that there's an 80% or so chance it'll turn out to be a roo. They grow so quickly... his lil' red nub will be totally transformed to large comb (if he's a roo) in two or three weeks!
    Best to get as many opinions as you can from the BYC community before making any firm decisions just yet....
    Good luck and have fun with your chicks!!!!
    They're only chicks for so long...
     
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    OK so his comb will look different to a pullet? because it looks like a much wider comb then the black one, and a different colour. sorry if I sound duh on this subject, I'm used to light Sussex and red shavers, the red shaver is the mum, she is really a good mum, ferocious, I cant get near them.
     
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    Yes, he may very well turn out to be a roo. Especially if you haven't been able to thoroughly examine the chicks and their temperaments due to an aggressive broody hen...
     
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    What colour would you call it? and thanks for your replys
     
  8. HeavensHens88

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    Well, if they are truely purebred Araucanas, the only variety he/she could possibly be with all that gold-brown lacing is the Golden Duckwing- though his/her coloring will probably even out as he ages.
    Correct if I'm wrong, Araucana fanatics!!!! :p
     
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    Yes they are pure bred, I bought them off a breeder of Araukanas, She was hoping for a black roo from the hatching, it was not a good hatch, Ive just got 2 out of 10 eggs. Thanks for the colour info. I can not keep roo's here. I have an anti animal neighbour, I mean all animals
     
  10. HeavensHens88

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    Oh no!
    Well, there is no way to be definite just yet- maybe post more pictures in a week or so?
    Hopefully the breeder would be more than happy to take him back if HE turned out to be the case in the end???
    Wishing that he is a she!
    ~Sarah
     
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