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Show me your Ameraucana chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mediazeal, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three 5 week old ameraucana chicks. None of them have any comb development. They are all pretty sweet and not chest bumping with the wild Black Copper Maran boys.
    Looks to me like 2 splash and 1 black in coloring. But I am wondering what Ameraucana chicks look like at different stages of development. How fast do they develop combs or any way of telling which are pullets/cockerels?

    I'll post some pics when I get home but I would love to see pics of your chicks and older and what the little cockerels look like at this age vs the young pullets.

    really I just want to see pics of your babies!!!
     
  2. AtHomeDaddy

    AtHomeDaddy Out Of The Brooder

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    My son's 3 month old "Roadrunner". Not the best picture, but this girl is totally shy of people and this is the best picture we have ever gotten of her.
     
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  3. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Roadrunner is GORGEOUS!!!! do you have any pics of her at 5 or 6 weeks? This is a pretty good pic of her. Chicken on the move....

    Mine have no comb like Roadrunner but they are only 5 weeks. My other breeds of chicks seem easier to tell.
     
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  4. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

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    I dont know how old these two are but they are two different birds and tured out to be both roosters

    Chickzilla

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  5. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are at 8 weeks old. They are all cockerals except for the 2 blacks and the one silver (black with silver colloar).

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    Here are the same chicks at 5 weeks old. The red in the combs was obvious by this point. Hens had no red at all in their combs.
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  6. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Excellent
    that is very helpful
    and wow, beautiful babies you have there!!
     
  7. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 month old male
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  8. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What a darling little black head sticking out.
    So I checked my three and none of them at 5 weeks have any red at all and no comb development.
    Do you think I might have all girls?
     
  9. xBRIANx

    xBRIANx Out Of The Brooder

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    Bantam EE girls-
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    Bob:
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    Gary:
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    Today about 17 weeks, front to back: Bob, Albert, Gary.

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    And Gary, who is a bit of a blur in the other pic:
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  10. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post pics of your so we can see? That would definitely help. I'm inclined to say that no red at all by 5 weeks would mean girls, but pea combs can be notoriously hard to sex, especially early.
     

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