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Is this araucana male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by beggas82, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. beggas82

    beggas82 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    You don't mention age, and I am assuming European standard Araucana as tuft and tail (but it is missing a beard, so likely Easter Egger or non-standard European Araucana).

    I'm thinking it is a male as I am seeing the start of a sickle tail feather, but I'm not seeing much saddle, although first photo appears to have some saddling, and the comb is not that pronounced.

    If it is 16 weeks or older, you may have a female with a little funk in the tail if she is molting out of the last juvenile molt.

    If it is younger than 16 weeks, you likely have a male....and overall I'm thinking it is a maturing male.

    My thoughts.

    LofMc
     
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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like a cockerel with the dark hackles, dark shoulders, and dark saddle feathers. Blue pullets have a more even coloring.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Cockerel
     
  5. beggas82

    beggas82 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's about 14 weeks
     
  6. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    x 2 agree with Junebuggena
     

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