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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FINALLY!FransFlock, Sep 17, 2010.
13.5 week old Amerucana chicks. I need help sexing these please.
I understand they are almost impossible to sex until they start to crow or lay unless you know how to vent sex.
Quote:Nope, I can sex mine at about 8 weeks old.
#3 is a definite boy. #1 - Did those darker feathers on the wings just recently pop in? It looks like a girl, though. #2 - How red is that comb? Looks quite big, which would make that a boy.
comb not red at all. feathers always have been there
I have to disagree on #2, looking at the saddle feathers, I would have to say pullet
Quote:None of my Ameraucanas had saddle feathers even peeking out until about 17 weeks old.
Although with a confirmation on the comb, I'd say you just have a pullet with a big comb.
1- I am unsure about this one, the pictures are a little difficult to determine, but I don't see anything that screams rooster. In roosters the tail curves, but with Easter eggers or Amerucana hens can get that as well. So I like to look at the saddle feathers to see if they are shiny or pointy, and the same with the hackle. Hackle is neck, saddle is near the tail.
2- the tail, and thin body shape suggests pullet.
3- body shape, thicker legs, and tail feathers suggest rooster.
Here is a bump. Nice birds!
My boys all had obviously redder and larger combs than the girls. From those pics, they all look like girls to me. Keep an eye on #3, though. It looks like the tail feathers might be drooping, but the comb isn't red like I would expect on a boy.