My Ameraucana is different breed and also is she a he? Please look at my pictures and HELP! ;)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LoveOrpingtons, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. LoveOrpingtons

    LoveOrpingtons Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's our 4 month old chicken, Peck. We purchased her at 8 weeks with two other Ameraucana pullets. Peck has always been suspect as an Easter Egger since her legs are yellow, not slate like the other girls. I had a person who's been raising chickens for 30 years look at pictures of Peck, and she told me she thinks she's a Welsummer. Now as Peck is more mature, I'm worrying that she is a he because I read somewhere (where I cannot recall now) that if feathers are pointy where the bum meets the tail, it's most likely a rooster. I've attached several pictures of Peck and a few are showing her/him with our other Ameraucanas for comparison. Please reassure me that Peck is a pullet and if you know what the breed is, all the better help! Thanks so much. [​IMG]

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Easter Egger cockerel. The vast majority of birds sold as Ameraucana are actually Easter Eggers.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    All your birds are Easter eggers. Peck is a cockerel, the other birds in the pics are pullets.
     
  4. LoveOrpingtons

    LoveOrpingtons Out Of The Brooder

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    Aw, darn it! I don't care whether they're true Ameraucanas but I'm bummed out about Peck being a cockerel. We're not able to have roosters in our area so I'll be trying to give him off to a good home, I guess. :( Thanks for taking the time to give me your input.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Peck is a definite cockerel
     
  6. LoveOrpingtons

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    Thanks Drumstick Diva. I'm sad but know this is certainly true now. I'm in the process of trying to find him a good home... as good as the environment we've been giving him.
     

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