Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Ameraucana - Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lmdjc, May 29, 2016.

  1. lmdjc

    lmdjc New Egg

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    Hi there

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    We have 9 W/B/S chicks - about 11 weeks old today

    We're trying to figure out what we have gender-wise.

    I'm making an assumption - please correct me if I'm wrong, that the darker colored are all males..I can post more individual picks, but can you take a look at this from about 2 weeks ago and let me know if I'm right in my assumptions (that wheaten/blue wheaten ameraucana's are darker than the females)

    Thanks
    Lisa
     
  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would agree with you on this one, actually. [​IMG] My Wheaten cockerel feathered in darker than the pullet initially, so I would guess the same is also true for the Blue Wheatens.

    Oh, and welcome to BYC!!!!! [​IMG] We're so thrilled that you joined!

    ~Alex
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You're correct. That first picture shows the difference perfectly. The birds in front with more blue are cockerels, and the soft brown birds in the back are females.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    you are right [​IMG]. Please stop by the New Members Introduction thread for a proper welcome [​IMG]
     
  5. lmdjc

    lmdjc New Egg

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    Thank you so much for super quick replies

    I'm bummed but that's what I thought...

    What about the 2 lighter (gray/whitish) ones on the left of the 3rd picture? I assume they are males too given they have more color and red/brown splotches on the wings, but it's worth asking...

    If they are boys too then I have only 2 females out of a batch of 9...darn! They are beautiful though
     
  6. donrae

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    They look splash colored. That's not a color that's sexable, so we'll need better pictures. Comb shots, profile shots of the bird and age.
     

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