Ameraucana Pullets or Roos?

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Ameraucana Pullets or Roos?

Post by Foghorn on July 9th 2010, 12:08 am

Yep, here I am revisiting the sexing problem once more. However, I have a new clue. At least I think it may be a clue of some significance. Looking at these birds now at four months of age, I am seeing some with pretty heavy feather beards. Is this typical of ameraucana roos? All of them have bushy feathers around the face, but probably less than half have the "bearded look". These same bearded birds put their heads down and run at me when I go in the pen, sometimes attacking my feet. I think that behavior itself is pretty conclusive evidence these are males.

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Post by Deb on July 11th 2010, 2:38 am

Until they crow or grow spurs, males will have a larger comb and extra droopy and longer feathers along side the butt (not the tail feathers though).

Hope this helps. Is there a way to post a couple pictures for us? Be happy to pick out roos from hens via a pic for you. Side shots are best.

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Post by Foghorn on August 23rd 2010, 6:46 pm

Hey, Hey, Hey, everyone! Got my first egg Saturday, Aug 21. So, I have at least one pullet in the flock and I can identify her. She's doing the submissive squat thing all the time, but if there are any boys in the group they must be too young to care yet. And, I got the second egg today. Of course I was expecting blue/green, but got light tan instead, but, hey, they are eggs. We are in production! bounce lol!

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Post by Deb on August 23rd 2010, 7:06 pm

happy happy yippie chickie woo hoo cloud merry drunk
Wooohooooooooooooo! Yipeeeee!

How wonderful and exciting! You'll get your blue/green egg yet, just you wait and see.

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