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Rooster or Pullet? 6 month old Ameraucana

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kenkingdotcom, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. kenkingdotcom

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  2. chickwhispers

    chickwhispers A French Hen

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  3. kenkingdotcom

    kenkingdotcom New Egg

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    I think evidence of a spur growing out on both feet.
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Spur development means nothing, really.

    But, a rooster tail, saddle feathers, hackle feathers and dark patches on the shoulder--these are all sex-linked traits that cannot occur in females. You have an Easter Egger rooster here. 1000%.

    He's not an Ameraucana, no matter what you were told when you bought him. That means that he most likely carries brown egg genes as well as blue egg genes and you will offspring that don't lay green or blue eggs from him as well as some that do.
     
  5. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Splash with Red leakage EE rooster
     
  6. ShinShien

    ShinShien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a rooster. Handsome IMO.


    Anybody know what the bird in the front is, cockeral, pullet? They're about 4-months-old.

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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What she said [​IMG]
     
  8. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very easy. Rooster.
     
  9. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At this point, pullet. I've been fooled once before on slow developing cockerals, but this is a blue and I don't see any darking on the wings or tail feathers which is what you would start seeing on a blue cockeral ameraucana.
     
  10. ShinShien

    ShinShien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks. Any idea what those other two are? I have six, and so far, I can't tell if any are pullets or cockerels. They're blue Ameraucana, but I guess that's obvious.
     

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