SilkyAmericauna gene chicks...male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MammasBabies, May 22, 2012.

  1. MammasBabies

    MammasBabies Songster

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    Got some eggs hoping to get a silkied ameraucana...these have the gene, but not the silky. Anyway I love ameraucanas, so that is ok. But do not know the signs of male / female with this breed. Anyone??

    First is Twilight: A little under 3 weeks old.

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    and here is a picture of Twilight's body/wings
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    Next is Luna...same age.

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    Luna's body/wings

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    and last, but not least is Sunshine...same age.

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    Sunshine full body shot

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    Last edited: May 23, 2012
  2. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    These are all to young to tell sex's. I dont mean to sound rude or anything but do you mean these are silkie x ameraucana's? If so i would say they have no silkie blood in them. They all seem to be easter eggers to me. An ameraucana has to fall under certian specifics to classify as on. Hatcherys and them sell EE's (easter eggers) as ameraucana's but they are. Sorry if this came off rude. =( didn't mean to.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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    there's people working with silkie feathered ameraucanas, I think that's what was meant there's a neat thread about it called whats wrong with their feathers, it's rather long
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Yeah there is a thread on here about Ameraucanas with silky feathers. If they didn't have the fluffy feathers, they would fit into the Ameraucana standard from what I understand.

    Either way, none of these chicks look to have any silkie feathering as of yet.

    OP: Where did you buy the eggs? On here? Was it from the original breeder?
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Also: On gender.. Luna would be my only concern so far. The other two seem to be pullets right now.. They are still too young to be 100%
     
  6. MammasBabies

    MammasBabies Songster

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    ok....this probably should have gone on the "What's wrong with their feathers" thread. They are from ChooksChicks in Ohio. None of them are going to be "silkie feathered", but they do come from that genetic stock. Thanks for taking the time to post.
     
  7. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    OOOH im so out of the blue with ameraucanas now i guess. LOL ill have to go look that up and read about it. Didn't know. =/
     
  8. MammasBabies

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    I posted new photos of these chicks under "What's Wrong with their feathers " thread. Six weeks old now. Any help?
     

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