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what are my cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by my3bratz2008, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. my3bratz2008

    my3bratz2008 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 cockerels (that were supposed to be girls) and was told they were ameracaunas. One of them really has no tail, and looking at breeds, that fits for auracaunas...they black one totally confuses me, but it has puff cheeks like amers. Both are approx 12 wks old. Any guesses???
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  2. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think the first is an americauna pullet. the second one is a deleware cock. that is what i think.
     
  3. my3bratz2008

    my3bratz2008 Out Of The Brooder

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    should a pullet have such a high red comb at this age?
     
  4. MVchickens

    MVchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats an awfully big comb for 12 weeks don't you think? and I would say EE and Deleware (poor breeding quality or mix)
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The first one is a mixed breed something, not an Ameraucana. The second is a Delaware cockerel.
     
  6. my3bratz2008

    my3bratz2008 Out Of The Brooder

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    on the black one, what other breeds have black legs and muffs? and I know it can't be a pullet with that kind of comb.....and the white one does resemble a delaware, but I went on the breed page and they should have yellow legs (his are pinkish) and less barring on the backside and neck.....I hate when breeders sell things that they are not really.
     
  7. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
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    Quote:his/her comb is very red and large. but his feathers are rounded not pointed like a roos. now that i look again, it's not an americauna, amercaunas don't have those type of combs. have u heard any crowing or odd noises?
     
  8. my3bratz2008

    my3bratz2008 Out Of The Brooder

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    no noises yet...I will have my daughter catch it so I can take close up of feathers...I believe the neck feathers do point
     
  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:his/her comb is very red and large. but his feathers are rounded not pointed like a roos. now that i look again, it's not an americauna, amercaunas don't have those type of combs. have u heard any crowing or odd noises?

    Look again at the hackle [neck] feathers on the first bird. I think you'll find it's a cockerel. It's a cross breed, not any specific breed.
    The second bird is probably also a cross. It is sort of Delawareish but the pattern is way off & the leg colour is wrong. Of course it may just be a poorly bred Delaware.
    This is another example of how meaningless the term "breeder" is.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The "smut" on that second cockerel is not all that uncommon in a young Delaware, but by that age, it usually begins to clear out. If it stays, it's poor quality, and as NYReds said, the leg color is really bad on him.
     

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