Roo or pullet? Ameraucana?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tada, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Tada

    Tada In the Brooder

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    Hatched July 23rd. I believe to be an Americana. My first set of three chicks in May, 2 were roo's. The replacements have me thinking I might have a Roo again. If so, I must have the worst luck. lol. Feed store chicks.
    Thanks for looking. What do I have?


    The 4 photos are of the same 9 week old.
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a cockerel, sorry.
     
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  3. Tada

    Tada In the Brooder

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    "Darn. I can't believe my luck. Guess I need to find Pepper a none city coop home. Thank you."
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    X2 on cockerel. Sorry. :eek:(
     
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  5. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster

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    Thats too bad, very pretty bird
     
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  6. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    Yup, looks like a boy to me as well. He is also an Easter-egger, not an Ameraucana.
     
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  7. hennible

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  8. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    I personally based my guess on the amount of redness for a 9 week old, as well as a somewhat patchy coloration. I've seen where black and white EEs can be tricky, though, so I guess I'll just say I'd lean toward male on this one. I mainly just wanted to point out that it's not an Ameraucana. :oops:




    ETA: This is more the pattern I expect from a black and white Easter-egger pullet: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/928274/11-week-ee-pullet
     
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  9. hennible

    hennible Crowing

    EE's in the thread also....
    It is really red your right. I didn't even take that into account.... Now I'm leaning hen still but really not as confident.
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  10. Michael OShay

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    Definitely an Easter Egger. The greenish legs are a dead giveaway.
     

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