still boys??? Ameraucana genders?****UPDATED PICS 10/26, 18 WEEKS****

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MissD'uccle, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    ** LOOK AT BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THEIR NEW PICS, 18 WEEKS**

    I have two Ameraucanas (from a breeder's eggs). They are both 12 weeks old. What are your thoughts on their gender(s)?

    Also I've heard splash roos are usually darker than hens as chicks. Is this true or just an old wives' tale?

    Thanks for the input!

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    Chick #1 18 WEEKS (BLACK AMERAUCANA)
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    Chick #2 18 WEEKS (BLUE AMERAUCANA)
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    NEW ADDITION CHICK #3 12 WEEKS (SPLASH AMERAUCANA)
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  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hate to say it, but both look like roos to me. Love the blue one though very pretty.
     
  3. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Thats great actually. I got four hens out of my last hatch and was waiting for a boy. [​IMG]
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Yep, 2 boys.[​IMG]
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    2 cockerels.
     
  6. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Awesome! Now I gotta pick which one to keep [​IMG] I have splash and black hens so far, I am guessing I should keep the blue boy for the B/B/S pen?
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    For BBS, yes.

    by the way - LOVE that mystery girl with the golden barred (?) neck and blue body.
     
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  8. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you wanted a higher percentage of blue chicks then yes keep the blue. If I am not mistaken when you breed Splash X Black you get 100% Blue Chicks. So either one would be fine its which ever one you prefer.
     
  9. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree! Gorgeous!
     
  10. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Thanks on the mystery hen [​IMG] she's actually one of two golden cuckoo marans I hatched out with the ameraucana boys. Was going to keep them with my B/B/S ameraucana pen for some possible olive eggers! I'll post some better pics of them if you.guys would like to see her better!
     

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