Sexing Lavender Araucana Chicks Help Please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Janechick, May 27, 2019.

  1. Janechick

    Janechick In the Brooder

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    I have 8 Lavender Araucana chicks who are 3 weeks and 3 days old. I know it is early to sex them but know that some of you are fabulous. We are desperate to know. I imagine we have 8 Roos
    Here are photos of the first three. I think the guy with the blue tag is a definite boy. Thank you for your help! C9D7A994-0B4E-4C35-9CE9-7018576A9A03.jpeg 18FDE93A-108D-4182-AE31-5EF6A779992B.jpeg 2D760942-0877-45F3-BBDF-409B39B57425.jpeg
     
  2. featheredplanets

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    To be certain of sex, I’d post more pics when they’re at least 6 weeks old, 8 weeks is ideal. It’s difficult to sex most breeds at 3 weeks old, unless they’re autosexing breeds or sex linked hybrids.
     
  3. Janechick

    Janechick In the Brooder

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    I know, I’m just too eager. I know some people can tell and was hoping for a little bit of expert info...
     
  4. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    Agree they are a bit to young still.
     
  5. featheredplanets

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    Unfortunately I don’t think they can tell you much either. Araucana’s are a slow maturing breed so it will be a while before they redden up. Without the comb, the only way to sex them would be vent sexing, until they’re 12 weeks+ anyway, by then pointed saddle and hackle feathers should be starting to come in.
     
  6. cleoandtheflock

    cleoandtheflock Songster

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    Still a bit too young post pictures at 8 weeks old
     
  7. Poultrybonkers

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    2 and 3 look like males
     
  8. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Blue band is a cockerel.
     

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