What do y'all say? What gender are my 5 Araucana chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by n8ivetxn, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take your best shot! I can't tell y'all how old they are for certain, before they were shipped, I thought I was getting 6 and 8 week olds. I got them day before Thanksgiving... Thanks for looking! [​IMG]


    1. Splash or Paint chick
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    2. Blue chick

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    3. Brown Red (?) chick

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    4. Blue Red chick (tufted)

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    5. Blue Gold chick (clean faced)

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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #3 & #4 look like cockerels to me and maybe #1. Rest look like pullets to me.
     
  3. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Gray Farms.
    #3 is almost definitely a cockerel. He has the red coloration that roosters often get. #4 looks like he is getting an uneven quilting pattern on his chest. If he were a pullet, he would have a more evenly patterned chest.
     
  4. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, 1,3, and 4 appear to have slightly more developed combs than the rest.
     
  5. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh man! I was sure hoping the white one (#1) was a pullet [​IMG] ..... Thank you for looking! ..... from early on, I thought the black/red one (#3) was a cock - I was hoping the tufted (#4) would be a cock, that's great news!

    I have some black breasted red pullets coming in the spring, then I can divvy up a breeding plan.... thanks again!
     
  6. puffypoo22

    puffypoo22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 is definitely a rooster. Because there is red on the shoulders.
     
  7. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    2 and 5 are pullets. The rest are definitely boys. #3 would be the one to keep, if you want to start a line of Black Breasted Red colored birds. #1 is a leaky Splash, so not a good candidate for breeding. And #4 has an incorrectly colored chest for Black Breasted Red, so he's a cull for that sort of project, too.
     
  9. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input.... The breeder had a red pyle roo and either a gold duckwing, or more likely, a bbr roo in with the hens. If I can get some pullets, I'll try some test hatches.
     
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