roo or hen ameraucana please help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Boredsvt, Jul 14, 2019 at 7:10 AM.

  1. Boredsvt

    Boredsvt In the Brooder

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    ive been told my black amer. is a roo and a hen. is anyone familiar with the black amera. they seem to be harder to tell then the lighter colors because they seem to get more red. one of my neighbors has hens that look familiar to my black one. i know for a fact my splash is roo. they are 4 months old. thanks 20190714_063346.jpg 20190714_063506.jpg 20190714_063452.jpg 20190714_063423.jpg 20190714_063346.jpg
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    He is a cockerel. He already has his gender determinant pointed saddle feathers.
     
  3. Boredsvt

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    i guess he is taking his time because he still doesnt crow. my other rooster does. thanks
     
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    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    That's why he isn't crowing! He doesn't want to get the crap knocked out of him.
     
  5. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Yep, he's a boy. Very handsome, so shiny! :)
     
  6. fatbeamie

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    Oh boy, I have one that looks exactly like this which of course I think is a Hen, however the one that we are positive is a rooster has started to attack just about all of them. I'm wondering if my black one is a male also and just not crowing, because our Mr. Clucker is really aggressive, they are all about 20 weeks. Not sure what to do, should I separate him from the rest? This is my first time with chickens so just learning the ropes.
     
  7. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Good morning, @fatbeamie! You should start a new thread here and post pictures of your suspect cockerel. We'll be happy to help with gender ID and offer suggestions with what to do if you have behavioral issues.
    If you're unsure how to start your own thread, just click on the link I gave you then click on the "Post New Thread" blue button at the top of that page. Then enter your title in the title bar, upload a file with a picture of you suspect, type in your text and hit "Create Thread".
     
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  8. Boredsvt

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    actually the two occasions i seen the the black one run up to thenrooster he stood taller and the white rooster that crows backed down. the black one has always been the boss out of all of them
     
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    post a pic
     
  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    So the white one isn't a rooster? Are they the same age? If so, he is a cockerel. Have they sparred yet? Are they breeding the pullets? You will quickly see who is dominant and who is not when that nonsense starts.
    Standing taller does not always mean they are more dominant. I've seen many occasions where a chicken ran up and stood tall next to a chicken laying on the ground only to have the one laying on the ground peck her in the face.
     

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