Please help with gender-Amerucanas

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FINALLY!FransFlock, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. FINALLY!FransFlock

    FINALLY!FransFlock Out Of The Brooder

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    13.5 week old Amerucana chicks. I need help sexing these please.

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  2. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand they are almost impossible to sex until they start to crow or lay unless you know how to vent sex.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    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.
     
  4. FINALLY!FransFlock

    FINALLY!FransFlock Out Of The Brooder

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    comb not red at all. feathers always have been there
     
  5. jeb251

    jeb251 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to disagree on #2, looking at the saddle feathers, I would have to say pullet
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  7. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  8. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    Here is a bump. Nice birds!
     
  9. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Roo
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    Probably roo.
     

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