What gender am I? a lot of pictures!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by babychickfarmer, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. I think this chick might be a cockeral. His comb is already red, he has thicker legs and he has longer tail feathers. what does everyone think. I will post pics of him and then some of the others to compare. They are 4 weeks this tuesday.
    Here he/she is

    a close up kinda of his comb.


    and then his pretty feathering

    and then here is a few others which I am pretty sure are hens.
    There were standing like this cause they was lookin into the brooder at the other chicks.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2008
  2. biretta

    biretta Songster

    Jun 7, 2007
    I hope this isn't bad news, but it looks like it may indeed turn into a rooster. I got 2 Ameraucana/EE "pullets" a few months ago and one, who had a prominent comb as yours does, started crowing a few days ago. I kind of wondered why this one's comb was more developed than the others. Now I know.
  3. OH but thats good...i didn't mention I WANT a rooster. As of now we don't have one and we have a lead hen that is doing some damaged as she trys to mate with the other hens. I want the rooster to come in and hopefull teach her a lesson (tell her hey Im the man around here not u missy. [​IMG] )
  4. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Songster

    Sep 20, 2007
    Marin, California
    Yep, if you look at his comb he has the tell tale 3 rows of "peas" in his pea comb instead of 1 which would mean hen. Congrats! He's a boy!! [​IMG]
  5. YEAHH!!! thats what I wanted to hear. I bet my mom 5 bucks he is a boy and it's so funny to cause he is the nocest of the chicks. He's always running towards the front of the brooder when I walk up as the rest run to the back... [​IMG] I
    m so excited!!!!
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    roos are often the sweetest chicks. silkieluvr's method of sexing is correct. Congrats on your baby boy- and your 5$!
  7. Yippee, Chickerdoodle is now chickerdoodledooo! any one else think he is a boy??
  8. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    I would say Roo as well. Ameracaunas can take longer then other breeds to develop the red color in their combs.

    This is our Roosa at 2 years old and as you can tell his still is not a very tall comb like other breeds.

  9. OK well this morning I heard what I think was him trying to crow. It sounded like a rooster crowing just really brittle and babylike. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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