Is this Artemis... or Apollo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Moonkit, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well.. I'm hoping someone can give me some advice/opinions..

    This is what Artemis, my ameraucana pullet (?), as she looked a few weeks ago..

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    Here is how she looks today at around 4 months old.

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    The reason I am questioning her gender is that this morning.. she crowed. But comparing it against videos on youtube, it sounded more like the crow that some hens make, rather than a rooster's. A while ago I posted a topic about her attacking a fake owl.. and it was agreed that she was a brave girl. She shows no spur development and hogs treats rather than share. However, she's always acted rather dominant than her flockmates. So what do you all think.. pullet or cockeral? If she's a cockeral, she'll have to go, my mother won't tolerate a rooster around.
     
  2. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Apollo I'm thinking.
     
  3. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apollo srry...
     
  4. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It always has to be the ones I like best, huh? So why, if she is a cockeral.. does she not show any spurs?
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Too young for spurs. Apollo is an Easter Egger cockerel, but they dont really get spurs till after about six months old or older.
     
  6. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:X2
     
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To the moon Apollo! Handsome fella!
     
  8. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well.. I'm going to have to find Apollo a new home.. darn.
     
  9. MassivelyScrambled

    MassivelyScrambled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awww... sry but that's a Roo....[​IMG]
     
  10. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apollo has a single comb - maybe not an Easter Egger? Just a mix?
     

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