Unsure of genders-Barred Rock, Prod. Red, Leghorns, Ameraucanas

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mirth, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. mirth

    mirth Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know if this will work or not but I'm going to try to post a link to my photobucket acct so I can get some help with gender on everyone. When we bought the chicks we were told there was a 95% chance they were all pullets. But the more I read, and look at pictures on here, the more I think I may have a few roos. Also, I put on the pictures what we were told we were buying. We supposedly got 1 production red, 1 barred rock, 2 white leghorns and 2 Ameraucanas. Since I've never had chickens, I'm going by what the store said until I hear definitively otherwise. These pictures were taken yesterday and we got the birds on 9/4/11 so they are somewhere between 3-4 weeks old. If this works, I would appreciate any help in identifying who's who and what everyone is. Thank you!

    http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/h357/Mirth25/?start=all
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    It's asking for a password to see the pics.
     
  3. mirth

    mirth Out Of The Brooder

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    I had it set to private by mistake, it should be public now. So sorry, I'm new to all this [​IMG]
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Your BR is certainly a female. The others are a bit young yet, but I don't see anything roo-ish right now.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Your BR, Leghorn, and Production Red are all girls. The Easter Eggers (not Ameraucanas) are too young to tell but I wouldn't safely say the striped/light brown one is a girl. It might, it might not be a boy.
     
  6. mirth

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    Thanks for the responses. I'm so glad my br is a girl, I was most concerned about her and Red.

    Illia-how do you tell the difference between an Ameraucana and an easter egger? I only ask because the store that sold them to us referred to them as Ameraucanas. Not that I think a seller necessarily knows exactly what they're selling in the first place, but I'm just curious.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:You can only get true Ameraucana's from a breeder. If a hatchery or feed store is selling them to you, they are EE's. Also, you can tell by the coloring of yours that they are EE's.
     

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