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This Buff Ameraucana is a boy. Right?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BeardedLadyFarm, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    I'm second guessing myself on this 18 week old. I need to thin the flock, but don't want to part with a pullet.

    Thanks!
    Bailey

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  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd vote boy. [​IMG]
     
  3. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    I don't know Bailey looks kinda girly to me?????[​IMG]
     
  4. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    How old is he? I'd guess boy at this point too, but it'd be helpful to know how old.
     
  5. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    I'm glad to see disagreement already! makes me feel better.

    It's hard to tell on the solid buff background...
     
  6. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    Quote:18 weeks
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I don't know. Really I tried! [​IMG]
     
  8. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I think that looks like a girl but that comb is pretty red? I don't think the legs look thick, I don't see the saddle feathers yet and the hackle feathers look rounded except for the pic that she's walking away in. Other that the comb, looks like a girl. [​IMG]
     
  9. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    At 18 weeks, what makes you think boy? Legs are pretty thin, I dont see any rooster feathers. Im not familiar with buffs, but nothing is screaming rooster at me, especially at 18 weeks. Why not PM Jean (Pips and Peeps). She can tell you for sure.
     
  10. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    Quote:I beat you to it! It's actually Jean's baby, so she'd know best. I hope she'll chime in soon.

    I was keeping that part a secret so that when some smarty pants tried to tell me it was an EE I could tell them where it came from. ha ha ha.

    I guess it just looks a little athletic for a pullet, and a little leggy. My wheaten cockerels of the same age have more hackle/sadle/sickle growth. Of course their coloration gave it away MONTHS ago. Oh how I love Wheatens....
     

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