Sexes??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sonz77, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. sonz77

    sonz77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm assuming it's an EE or Americauna?? What is the difference between the two breeds?? These are 11 weeks old

    1. Is this a roo??
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    2.Pullet??

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They both look like Easter egger pullets to me.
     
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  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree they look to be pullets.

    Their combs are still pretty small, first one is redder but I think still pullet like.

    More importantly, they both have fairly even patterning in their feathers. Roos look more like patchwork quilts while pullets are more partridge like and even in their pattern.

    EE's are harder for me to sex though.

    As to what is the difference, here is a good article:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html

    HTH
    Lady of McCamley
     
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  4. sonz77

    sonz77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank!!! I thought they were Americaunas, so was hoping for a roo in there. Now that I know they aren't a true breed, my welsummer roo has been given a stay of execution (olive eggers)! And I was sure the first one was a roo, so now I have 3 EE pullets instead we believe! Guess I don't have Mr and Mrs Oreo anymore!! lol [​IMG]
     
  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty EE girls! www.ameraucana.org also has a good description of the differences between Araucana, Ameraucana, and EE.
     
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