Lavendar Ameraucana.. Girl or Boy?

ItsAZOO32

Songster
9 Years
Mar 6, 2011
1,327
9
191
Titusville, Fl.
Hi everyone! This is Bijou and she (hopefully) is a Lav Amer.. I am not sure about age but I THINK around 8+ weeks old. Please tell me this is a girl.. (and yes I know her comb is wrong LOL)







Thanks!
 
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bckyrdchknluvr

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 12, 2011
135
2
91
No matter what "she" is, that is one beautiful chicken:drool. I have Ameraucana's and my biggest issue is with the shape of the comb of your pretty bird. If you have a girl, I think it is an EE, not a true Ameraucana. The comb does not look really large or overly red though(I had an RIR Roo with that type of comb, it developed much earlier and was bright red by the time he was 6 weeks old) It is tough to sex Ameraucanas, My birds were 12-14 weeks before I could tell that I got 4 Roos and 2 pullets. Good luck and I hope you can keep "her" no matter what "she" turns out to be. I'm thinking pullet for my two cents, lol.
 

AspiringUrbaniteFarmer

Chirping
8 Years
Jul 20, 2011
204
0
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Melbourne FL
Pretty sure that's a chicken, but do her rear feathers look like they're curving downward? They kinda look that way to me. Totally a novice eye, but I thought I'd chime in b/c after looking at a bunch of the gender forums, I think these are my fav posts. The guessing game!
 

Tracy the chick

Songster
8 Years
Aug 28, 2011
677
5
111
Uk
I Will take a photo of my araucana little boy for you, hes 16weeks old, he dosnt have a big red combe like yours mind.
 

key west chick

Songster
11 Years
May 31, 2008
3,328
13
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Gainesville, GA
Sometimes even true Ameraucanas have single combs. Its a fault and shouldnt be bred, but its still a pretty bird. Im leaning towards cockerel though. Thats awfully developed for 8 weeks.
 

pips&peeps

There is no "I" in Ameraucana
12 Years
Jan 18, 2008
8,431
167
341
Newman Lake, WA
Is the bird a bantam or LF? If it is large fowl, I would say probably a girl. The LF males typically are slow to develop tail feathers.
 

ItsAZOO32

Songster
9 Years
Mar 6, 2011
1,327
9
191
Titusville, Fl.
Quote:I am guessing on her age.. she could be older but she is kinda little.. I got her at the end of July and she was probably 4-6+ weeks then SO.. she could be as much as 10-12 weeks. I know that kinda sucks as a time line but since I didn't hatch her I can't give you a date range
Sorry!
 

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