Is This a Rooster?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Ameraucana5, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Ameraucana5

    Ameraucana5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I bought three ameraucana chicks from big r a week ago, and I think one of them might be a rooster. It's feet are thick and it has a bigger comb and wattle than all of the rest. Also it already has little bums on it's feet. Spurs?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    All chicks have spur buds. And your Ameraucana are most likely Easter Eggers.
     
  3. Ameraucana5

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    I would send a pic of it, but I can't find out how to. Every feather starts out black, fading into purplish brown, and the tip is white. Every single feather has that pattern. It's comb is already turning red.
     
  4. Ameraucana5

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    Here are my two hens,
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    and here's my possible rooster.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Too young to tell. Try again when they are over 6 weeks.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The last bird does look like a cockerel, from what I can see. But your pics are too far away and blurry. We need good lighting, and a focused comb shot would help.

    How old are your birds? They may be too young to guess gender accurately yet.
     
  7. Ameraucana5

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    They are about a week and a half old. I'll send those pics in the morning when the lighting is better.
     
  8. Ameraucana5

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    OK, my bad, they are 3 weeks old.
     
  9. Ameraucana5

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    Well, the two "hens" ended up being splash ameraucanas, and the third brown one was an araucana, all of them were roosters. Oh well [​IMG].
     

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