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Sexing araucanas

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by EggQueen, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. EggQueen

    EggQueen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all.

    I have three blue araucanas, 13 weeks old. No. 1 is big, tall, has the spiky crest and has a very red comb coming through. No. 3 is smaller, smoother on top, and no red in evidence - girl. However, I am puzzled by No. 2, who is the same size as the boy and has a spikier crest than the girl, but has no red in the comb and doesn't strut like the boy. Any idea which signs I should go with? Or is it just a case of wait and see?

    For some reason I can't get uploading photos to work - will try again when I'm at my laptop.

    Thanks in advance,

    EggQueen
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    If you post photos, I'll be glad to help you sex your birds.

    Good luck with getting the photos to work!
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. EggQueen

    EggQueen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks both! Here, hopefully, are some pictures.

    This is the uncertain one:
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    Here are boy and girl together:
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    All three: Girl on the left with green leg ring, boy in the middle, unknown on the right with blue leg ring.
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    Another of all three. Boy in the middle, unknown on the right (blue leg ring).
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    And finally, the boy - Captain Jason Swordfeet - looking very majestic!
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    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. (It's possible I am wrong about the others, so do correct me if I am!)

    Many thanks,

    Amanda
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm leaning toward pullet on the blue banded bird. Would love to see pics in another few weeks to see how things turn out!
     
  6. EggQueen

    EggQueen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hooray! Hope you are right :) Will keep you updated - you will probably hear me whoop for joy when I get my first blue egg :)
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm also thinking pullet on the blue banded one.
     

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