is this black americauna chick a roo or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nyseman, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. nyseman

    nyseman Out Of The Brooder

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    A friend gave me 4 blue eggs from her americana hens that were with a beautiful large blueish rooster. My Black Cooper Maran hen set on those 4 plus 5 other of her eggs . This was the only one to hatch. It hatched on June 11th so it is 3 months. Ive never had this breed before so can someone please help me decide what gender it is.

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    At attention...the dogs started barking...it does have tufts, you just cant see them in this picture

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    staying warm with the 2 yr and older hens

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    running away. its legs are kinda big
     
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  2. nyseman

    nyseman Out Of The Brooder

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    One more photo. Im not see any saddle feathers

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  3. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its body looks girly, but its comb seems too big and pink for an ameraucana pullet of 3 months. Though maybe it's a mix?. Beautiful bird, regardless [​IMG]
     
  4. sierras mom11

    sierras mom11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Its definately a pullet, and a very pretty one at that. No sickle feathers or hackle feathers, legs are relatively short compared to body, and while he comb is a very healthy red its still small. So very good luck of the draw there.
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    i say roo
     
  6. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    I would suspect any 12 week old bird with that much color in it's comb to be a roo. And yes, those are some huge legs!
     
  7. ChickNhood

    ChickNhood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say tougj call...couple mote weeks
     
  8. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    I just recently faced this delima. I found my answer when I lifted up feathers on the back. The pointy saddle feathers could just be slow coming in. The pullets seem to feather in faster. Look at the back, lift a few feathers, and see if there are some pointy saddle feathers coming in.

    OBTW, to me, it is looking girlie body wise.
     
  9. nyseman

    nyseman Out Of The Brooder

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    He hasnt started chasing the hens and the roosters havent chased him, so Im confused.
     
  10. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel all the way. Also btw, he doesn't have tufts, he has a beard and muffs. Araucanas have tufts. Judging by the yellow on the bottom of his feet, he's an Easter Egger not an Ameraucana [​IMG] He's still gorgeous no matter what he is though [​IMG]
     

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