Sex of Araucana

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dkcrumly, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. dkcrumly

    dkcrumly Chillin' With My Peeps

    10 weeks old - need to give it up if it's a cockerel. Thanks for the help!


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    Last edited: Sep 22, 2011
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Answered you in the Araucana thread. [​IMG] Definite cockerel, no doubt.
     
  3. dkcrumly

    dkcrumly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Darn.....ok, thank you!
     
  4. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure that is an Araucana? True Araucana are rumpless - no tail. I would have said a pullet from the size of the comb and body shape - although you will be able to tell for sure in a few more weeks. If it is a rooster, it will develop shiny hackles and saddle feathers.
     
  5. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy...[​IMG]
     
  6. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Purebred Araucanas can have tails and clean faces. It's a DQ for show quality birds but some breeders use the tailed birds for breeding.

    Based on the color pattern and saddle feathers coming in, you have a cute little cockerel.
     

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