Sex my Ameraucanas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by saritastar, May 13, 2010.

  1. saritastar

    saritastar Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got two, and at first I thought they were both girls, but one has turned way aggressive and I heard it crowing this morning. [​IMG] I've heard that sometimes girls crow? They are around 8 weeks(ish)

    Fluff (look at the nasty look in 'her' eye! This is the sweet chick gone mean.) She's my 'lead' hen.

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    And Lulu (I think hen)

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    Thanks for the help!
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2010
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    You know they are not pure Ameraucana's, right? [​IMG] It's a pretty hot topic here: Ameraucana's vs EE's.

    First one's definitely a boy 100%
    I'll say pullet on #2.
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    first is an EE cockeral
    and the second looks girly but that comb looks way too red for an 8wk old [​IMG] (unless it's just the pic [​IMG] ) , I would wait....
     
  4. saritastar

    saritastar Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:[​IMG] I didn't realize it was a hot topic. I don't really care, I just want happy chickens and blue eggs. [​IMG] And it doesn't surprise me... all the other chicks I got from the same place turned out to not be what they told me they were. [​IMG]

    100% eh? I wouldn't mind, since it's turned into such a freakin' stinker, but my kids will be sad. (No roosters allowed as per city ordinance.)
     
  5. saritastar

    saritastar Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:It might be more than 8 weeks. lol.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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    and you may not get blue eggs from your EE hen. Most likely they'll be green, but could also be brown, since EEs are mixed breeds.


    [​IMG] for blue eggs from your white pullet!
     
  7. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really handsome guy though. I love his feathers.
     
  8. saritastar

    saritastar Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Okay, I'll just be happy if I get eggs, [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. anniem

    anniem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, soooo roo for #1.
    #2 Looks pullet to me. The comb is just so minimal.

    Seems like EEs are hard to sex early on. I had 2 in my first batch and 1 has ended up being a boy. My pullet is way more obnoxious, so far anyway, than the boy.
     
  10. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First is a boy, second is a girl [​IMG]
     

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