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Lavendar Ameraucana.. Girl or Boy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ItsAZOO32, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. ItsAZOO32

    ItsAZOO32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2011
    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)
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    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011
  2. EggyErin

    EggyErin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That comb is awfully developed for an 8-wk-old....
     
  3. bckyrdchknluvr

    bckyrdchknluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. AspiringUrbaniteFarmer

    AspiringUrbaniteFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  5. ItsAZOO32

    ItsAZOO32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2011
    Titusville, Fl.
    Quote:She does have some fluff back there but they are not pointy
     
  6. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    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.
     
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    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.
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Another vote for girl here.
     
  10. ItsAZOO32

    ItsAZOO32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2011
    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 [​IMG] Sorry!
     

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