My 2 Ameraucanas - now 10 weeks old - Pullet and Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HogbackMtnChickns, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. HogbackMtnChickns

    HogbackMtnChickns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Ameraucanas - one black, one blue. The brown chicks in the pictures are Welsummers - and they are easy to sex! Please ignore the Wellies - they like to get in the photos.

    My questions revolve around these Ameraucanas. I posted at 6 weeks, and it was suggested I post again when they got a bit older. They are now they are 10 weeks old.

    1st: Black Ameraucana:

    Here he is now at 10 weeks (I am pretty convinced he is a boy - but would be delighted for you to argue with me):
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    Here is what he looked like at 6 weeks:
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    2nd: Lefty, my Blue Ameraucana:

    Here she is now at 10 weeks (note the optimistic pronoun):
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    Here is what she looked like at 6 weeks:
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    Both Lefty and the black have more pink in their combs than my same-age Welsummer pullets, but not as much as my Wellie cockerel. Sorry the photos aren't great. I'd love your best guesses.
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    the black appears to be a roo
    the blue a pullet
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That would be my guess, also.
     
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  5. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going with two pulles.
     
  6. HogbackMtnChickns

    HogbackMtnChickns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for your review. I am going to stay optimistic. I am hoping against hope that you are right, DSOwen. Thanks for giving me a post to keep dreaming. So long as s/he continues to get along well with my Wellie cockerel, I'll let her/him keep right on developing until there is no doubt.

    I would be very pleased if at least the blue gave me some eggs. If they both turn out to be pullets, I will be ecstatic.
     
  7. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 EE pullets....their combs are very similar in color and size...so I am going with PULLET also...

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  8. HogbackMtnChickns

    HogbackMtnChickns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I hope you are right! I'll post pics again in a few more weeks.
     

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