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Roo or Hen? EE or Ameraucana?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by busybeelee, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. busybeelee

    busybeelee Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to chickens. I am a little worried that my lady here might not be a lady at all! Can you tell me what you think? Also, she was sold to me as an Ameraucana. After looking at so many posts about Ameraucanas, I am thinking maybe she is not.

    Can you give me your opinion and let me know what about her brings you to your conclusion? Thanks in advance.

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  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a He... and he is an EE. Very pretty though love the his coloring. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Easter Egger and a cockerel. Girls cannot come in that color pattern, and he's certainly got a boy tail, boy wings, and a reddening comb. [​IMG]

    Ameraucanas can only come in so many colors, and they cannot have green legs.
     
  4. RL

    RL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. You have a nice looking EE boy there.
     
  5. dandelionheart

    dandelionheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo would be my guess too. Very pretty. I would love to have him (or a double of him), but Hubby has vetoed the possibility of having a roo. Hubby is a night owl and I'm a morning lark. [​IMG] I would love to see what kind of babies he and Georgia and Martha would make... [​IMG] But his tailfeathers look more roo and also his legs/abdomen. I'm guessing no crow yet? How old? I don't know about EE/Ameraucana/cross colored Ameraucana S/he looks much like my EEs - and they are gorgeous IMO as well. I'd say he is definately a keeper and not soup (unless his disposition turns ugly).
     
  6. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, those long pointy hackle feathers (on the neck) say it all.... Roo. Sorry. He is quite a lovely EE boy though.
     
  7. busybeelee

    busybeelee Out Of The Brooder

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    No crow yet. A friend of mine had a chick from the same shipment and he started crowing on Sunday. Her bird has always seemed a bit more mature than mine so I have been crossing my fingers. The tail feathers were what was bothering me.

    I would love to keep him. We are not supposed to have roosters although I know at least one of our neighbors does and no one has given them any problems. I am so attached to him already!
     
  8. dandelionheart

    dandelionheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you from? We aren't allowed chickens at all... [​IMG] If someone complains just let someone borrow him for a bit and bring him back. [​IMG] And not all roosters crow... wouldn't that be PERFECT!
     
  9. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roo
     
  10. Namble

    Namble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry but it's a roo [​IMG]

    He's really purrty!
     

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