Splash Ameraucanas ~ Pullets or Cockerels? Updated pictures.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sgtmom52, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    SEE UPDATED PICTURES BELOW...

    I have two 5 week old Splash Ameraucanas from a B/B/S hatch. Can anyone tell if they are pullets or cockerels yet? I had a hard time getting them to stand still for pictures! Thanks!

    Splash #1 in the front & #2 in the back...

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    Splash #2 on the left and #1 on the right...

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    Update 7/10/10

    They are now 10 weeks old and I am beginning to have doubts about the darker one being a pullet ~ the more I look at it, the more rooish it looks. I am so disappointed as I was hoping it was a pullet.

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    Darker splash ~ suspected cockerel ~ [​IMG]
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    Lighter splash ~ hopefully pullet
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    Last edited: Jul 10, 2010
  2. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is pullets.
     
  3. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Both pullets would be very nice! [​IMG]
     
  4. FiveHens

    FiveHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see anything that blares roo...It might be a little young yet, though.
     
  5. Little chicken girl101

    Little chicken girl101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like girls to me [​IMG]
     
  6. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 13 BB/S chicks from the Smiths are 8 weeks old based on size as an indicator it is looking like only 3 roos. [​IMG]
    One super big blue and two good size black. We will see as the get older if their are more.
    We are enjoying our pure Ameraucana very much. Very "smart", friendly and self sufficient. They will skip breakfast to get out on the range quicker and sleep in the window. They are naturals at free ranging. Tough as nails too. Have one we almost lost with something in stuck in its thought. It still has something in there but able to eat know and recovering. Just tough determined stock.

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  7. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I have 7 Ameraucanas from this hatch ~ 2 black, 3 blue and 2 splash. I really would like to have a nice blue cockerel and all the rest pullets! [​IMG] (praying to the pullet fairy)

    I also have 10 Ameraucana/Cuckoo Maran for olive eggers from the same hatch date. At least I can tell the cockerels from the olive eggers as they had the head spot and barring on the wings.

    Mine are still at that flightly / scared stage and freak out when I reach into the brooder. Hopefully they will settle down some once they get into the new coop ~ which should be finished enough to put them in within the next week or so.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2010
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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  9. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I now have my doubts that both of these are pullets ~ any new opinions?

    Updated pictures on post #1.
     
  10. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always been told that with Splashes, the females are usually lighter with less spots. So far it has held true with my Ameraucanas.
     

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