Sexing Feathered ISA Browns and Ameraucanas

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LittleLivin, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. LittleLivin

    LittleLivin In the Brooder

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    I hope this is the right place for this! I'll be getting three Ameraucanas and three ISA Browns soon. They will be feathered when I get them. I would like to have all hens. Will it be easy to tell pullets from cockerels in these breeds once they are over a month old? Is there a tried and true way to tell the difference?
    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    You can tell Isa Browns (just another name for a Red Sex Link) from hatch, because they are sex linked. At 8 weeks you should be able to tell you Easter Eggers. (you'll be getting EEs, unless you are buying from a breeder, or, like Meyer hatchery and My Pet Chicken, do have true Ameraunana.)
     
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  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Isa browns will be reddish. If it's a cockerel, he'll be mostly white. You are most likely getting Easter Eggers, and not Ameraucanas. Those are a bit harder to tell, b/c you will be totally dependent on comb development at that age, and some birds develop faster than others.
     
  4. LittleLivin

    LittleLivin In the Brooder

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    Thank you both! I never realized Isa brown and red sex link were the same! Learn something new everyday.
     

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