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Orpington (ish) and Ameraucana Gender check

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Snapnzap, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Snapnzap

    Snapnzap Songster

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    All of the buff (lol and red) were sold as orpingtons...obviously their parentage is in question. They are all so different I am having trouble guessing their genders. I think the Ameraucanas are all boys but maybe one of you will see something different (would be nice but I am not holding my breath) They are all around 8-10 weeks. I know I should just be patient and wait for some crowing but it appears I am not the only one who finds that difficult [​IMG] Thanks for any help!

    1. Smallest. Has yellow legs.
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    2. Clean white legs...my only true orpington?
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    3. Crabby
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    4.Small feathers on white legs. Big and Fluffy.
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    5. Has yellow/green legs and some laced feathers around neck and tail.
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    6. Blue or splash?
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    8.Has a few barred feathers.
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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing Premium Member

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    I can't help out with the Orpingtons, but all the Ameraucanas look like cockerels. [​IMG]
     
  3. homesteadinmama

    homesteadinmama Chirping

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    2,3,4 look like roos.
     
  4. Snapnzap

    Snapnzap Songster

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    Ugh...that is a lot of Roosters. I was thinking that was the case...really the one I had the most doubts about is number 2 because it doesn't act bossy like the rest of them.
     
  5. homesteadinmama

    homesteadinmama Chirping

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    Quote:I have heard that BO roos are gentle giants...[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011
  6. Snapnzap

    Snapnzap Songster

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    Yeah...2 and 4 are both "lap chickens" and my favorites but I already have an Ameraucana rooster whom I doubt will tolerate the competition. [​IMG]
     

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