Please Tell Me My Tufted Araucana is a Roo :(

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cluckcluck42, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    Quebec
    Even if it's a lie, okay!?

    I was positive this was a boy until today. I got a good look at him and realized he doesn't have any pointy saddle feathers, whereas the other roos have them. His colour also made me think it was a boy, very shiny and 'flamboyant' whereas the females are not. I was so happy he was a boy, now I have no tufted roos. [​IMG] Unless by some miracle I am wrong. Please let me be wrong.

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    Bad pic, sorry. Supposed to show saddle feathers. I do note that these saddle feathers are less round than normal females but that might be a trick of the colouring? Also- I just realized how many feathers he has missing from his back. Is it possible that a bunch of his saddle feathers are missing? (Peer plucking or not grown in yet?)


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    Here is a pic of one of the rumpless roos for comb comparison. The girls all have much smaller combs, which is another reason I was sure it's a boy.


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  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    How old?
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    All of the photos are too "up close" and rather blurry, so it is hard to say until I saw the last photo. . . And I don't know if you didn't see it, but I see a definite boy's rump there with nice, almost flame-colored saddle feathers streaming down. Also, the fact that it first had those immature brown and black barred feathers that then suddenly turned a solid, deep red says it's also a boy.

    Looks like a BBR cockerel so far.


    Aaaaah never mind, read it again.

    That's a pullet. Bottom one as you said is a roo. [​IMG] . . . . [​IMG]
     
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  4. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
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    :oldit a boy

    im not lying
     
  5. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    Quebec
    They were hatched late August, so three months.
     
  6. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    Quebec
    Quote:OOOOOH !!! That was so cruel LOL I got my hopes so high reading your first paragraph.

    Well that's what I thought about the bright saddle feathers. Okay as soon as my fiance gets off work we are taking some pictures. I must admit it was a wee bit tricky to try to take the pics while holding them. I couldn't really see through the viewfinder. Is there any chance it is a boy? Here let me upload the pic of the female tufteds comb.
     
  7. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    Quebec
    Okay here is the female tufted. Yeah their combs are very similar but the *pleasebearooster* tufted is a weeee bit bigger.

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    And here is my rumpless roo. His comb is huge compared to the other rumpless roo. That was another reason I had decided *pleasebearooster* tufted was a boy, because the roos had such difference in their comb size.

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  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    There's very little chance. . . It honestly looks like it will grow up to have a coloring much like my pullet -

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    To also note, she's naturally very glossy and iridescent, too, which would make someone think she's a boy at young age. Otherwise, sorry, even the face screams girl.
     
  9. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    look like a roo to me his sadel fethers are pointey
     
  10. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    Quebec
    Quote:She's very pretty, so she looked similar to my guy...er...girl?

    Okay I have a question that I am going to post here and in the Araucana thread.

    I have a unilaterally tufted white roo- I am positive I read somewhere that tufts are tufts, and that no matter how well tufted, that hit of tuft is all that counts. (ie. the tufted gene will be passed on) I have two gorgeous rumpless clean faced girls and I need a tufted roo for them or they will go to waste. If I breed them to him will some of the chicks be tufted? Is there a difference between how tuft carries- will unilaterally tufted roos throw the same? Or is there an equal chance to get bilateral tufting? ((I hope that all made sense))

    Someone told me that the ones with the big tufts are usually males. These two are girls AND the tufted rumpless one that died was a girl. Just in case anyone else heard that, I think it might be a myth. :O
     

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