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Is this Ameraucana or Araucana and rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by miraloma, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. miraloma

    miraloma New Egg

    Oct 21, 2012



    I work at an animal shelter and this chicky is up for adoption. I would like to add to my coop, but can't tell if rooster or hen. Has been here 6 days without an egg or a crow. Afraid to take home until I know. My rooster was rescued young from fighting stock and don't want him to kill this one.
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    That is a good looking chicken you have there but if I were to
    take it home I would keep it away from the other animals for
    a week or so to make sure it isn't bring home a big surprise's [​IMG]

    Looks like a young on but I would go with Hen [​IMG]
  3. Old Rando

    Old Rando Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    Southern Indiana
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    It's an Easter egger hen. Her comb isn't really red, so I wouldn't expect her to be laying yet. She may just be too young, or she may be older and took a break for the winter. She's got a kind of modified pea comb, so she has a chance of laying blue or green eggs, but also a chance of brown or cream.
  5. miraloma

    miraloma New Egg

    Oct 21, 2012
    Update. Is a hen. Was young. Does laying humongous light blue eggs. She thinks she is a dog.

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