Male or female and possible breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mamahenmartinez, May 5, 2017.

  1. mamahenmartinez

    mamahenmartinez Just Hatched

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    Hey there, can someone help me out as far as gender (a guess) and possibly breed this one goes? I was told when I bought this one and the other 3 that they are ameracaunas. However I think they may be buff orpingtons. Anyway. I am having my suspicions that this may be a male.
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    EDITED TO ADD IT IS 4 WEEKS OLD.
     
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  2. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

    Here is my buff orpington at your chicks age. It is a cockerel.
     
  3. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

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    Here it is.
     
  4. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

    I don't think your chick is an ameraucana. I would probably say a buff orpington.
     
  5. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

    Not sure about gender. I am probably thinking pullet right now.
     
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  6. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree! [​IMG]
     
  7. mamahenmartinez

    mamahenmartinez Just Hatched

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    You would say pullet even though its got a (turning) red comb and bright red waddles? Also I dont know if you can tell in the pictures but its tail feathers look like they are starting to sickle. The only reason im asking is the combs on my other 3 are still yellow where as this ones is red and the others show no waddles, the others also have more pointed tails and this ones look like they are starting to sickle (im sorry if anything I have worded isnt right I am new at chickens)
     
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  8. mamahenmartinez

    mamahenmartinez Just Hatched

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    It also stands tall most of the time and it kinda puffs its chest out to my male barred rock.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    At 4 weeks of age or so, no male would be showing hackle or saddle feathers this early.
     
  10. mamahenmartinez

    mamahenmartinez Just Hatched

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    Can you explain the difference in hackle or saddle feathers please? If its a girl then I suppose its trying to be queen of the roost then maybe? It acts like a male, I guess thats why it confuses me.
     

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