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Please, need tips for sexing Wheaton Ameraucaunas.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PunkinPeep, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any clues would be greatly appreciated. They are just hatching now, but need to be sexed in the first couple of weeks if at all possible.

    Thanks!
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Are they true wheaten ameraucanas? If so the boys feather out dark and the girls are light brown.

    -Cindy in MA
     
  3. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how many weeks are they when they start feathering out.....? Yes they are true wheatens
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, I think I knew for sure with mine within a couple of weeks. I was able to tell by the primaries. Then it was definite when the first few body feathers started appearing.

    -Cindy
     
  5. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you should be able to tell when they get there feathers and everything....probably as early as a week or two
     
  6. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great Thanks !
     
  7. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WBS Ameraucanas are one of the three breeds that I raise and show. You are going to have to wait until they are at least 4-6 weeks old to be sure whether you have males or females. Even distinguishing between Wheaten and Blue Wheaten can be tricky at times. I had a couple of Splash pullets this year that I wasn't able to tell they were for sure Splash until they were like 8 weeks old.

    I have one Wheaten pullet right now that I would've sworn was going to be a cockerel. She's got way too much black in her. I think there may be some pictures on my website that you may find helpful.

    I had planned to do a week by week photo journel of my Ameraucanas this year but I wound up having just way too many irons in the fire to add one more thing to do.

    If you can post some pics, it may help.

    God Bless,
     

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