pullet or cockerel

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicfriendly5, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. chicfriendly5

    chicfriendly5 Out Of The Brooder

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    We got these two blue chocs about 7 weeks ago theu were being raised by 2 silkie hens. I posted picks when they were younger and people said they may be ameracana. #1 bottem of feet are white #2bottem of feet are yellowish. I am hoping they are both hens
     
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  2. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Breed? Age? Pics of legs and tail? Neck feathers? Those will all really help :)
     
  3. chicfriendly5

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    I believe they are 7 to 8 weeks I'm not sure of the breed. The pic above are both of chic #2. I'll try to get more pics
     
  4. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes the pointy feathers won't come in for a while on Ameraucana or EE boys. I have one boy that didn't show his until he was five months old, at least.

    Of the two original pictures you put up, I think the first may be a cockerel, but it's hard to tell. You may have to wait for a little while, yet, before you know what they are. In the two more-recent pictures you put up, the second looks hen-ish in shape. Here's hoping for you.
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    The first could only be an ee not an ameraucana since it has a small crest, but it may just simply be a crested breed mix, like a silkie mix.
     
  6. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, the first one looks like a silkie cross EE to me. And, chances are--if one is an EE, the other is also.
     
  7. Deb B

    Deb B Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By 8 weeks my ameraucana cockerels were showing much greater comb development than that bird, plus they had 3 rows of peas showing. I'm going to say that bird number 2 is a hen. Not as sure of bird number one. We need more pics of that one when you get a chance.
     
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