Is this Ameraucana or Araucana and rooster or hen?

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

  1. miraloma

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    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

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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    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

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

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