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Roo???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Coop de Grass, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Coop de Grass

    Coop de Grass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are photos of my Ameraucana pullet named Amy henhouse - she had great eyeliner as a chick.
    She is now 9 weeks old and today I saw her chest bumping with another pullet and she went further and was pulling at the hackles of the other bird. I have a feeling she is a roo because her comb is also more pronounced!
    I can return her to the breeder, I have too many Roos right now!
    What do you think?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks cockerelish to me.
     
  3. Coop de Grass

    Coop de Grass Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is what I thought. I've seen my hens doing the chest bump, but it was different - they didn't have the staring down or the hackles. I may have two Ameraucana roos! I was hoping to catch them in the act, but they didn't cooperate!

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  4. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's definitely a cockerel since the comb is so much more pronounced and how you described it's behavior.
     
  5. Coop de Grass

    Coop de Grass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks! I am relatively new to chickens - will hit the year on June 22, 2016, and Ameraucanas are a very new addition to the flock!
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  6. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are definitely a breed I want to explore in the future. Such unique birds, in sure you'll get beautiful eggs out of them! Best of luck!
     
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