Gender check!

Discussion in 'What Breed/Gender is This?' started by mitzy123point, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    Ameracauna sometimes dont lay till 8 months old.deoends on the bird. That comb is alot redder. But that could also mean laying is near. I still see hen ,I dont see the big tail feathers like the barred one. Usually roosters at 4 months are easy to tell
     
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  2. mitzy123point

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    I feel the same way! I’ve been hatching ameraucanas for years now and this is a really hard one for me like I’ve said before I can almost always have the males sexed by 5 weeks and this is for sure the hardest one so far! My guys normally lay around 5-6 months but this one has a giant comb in general for a hen especially from my lines it’s bigger than most of the full grown laying hens, but no long tail feathers or saddle feathers, they are a little bit on the pointy side but no where near the brothers. I wish they would just hatch with like a bow or something or clear genitalia
     

  3. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it's a late bloomer?
     
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  4. mitzy123point

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    Definitely possible I guess we will know in a few weeks
     
  5. mitzy123point

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    Well at 18 weeks old Elli decided it was time to.....crow it was a good run
     
  6. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    Ah man, that stinks. Seems having eyes right there is what won the day. Every instinct you had said boy.
     
  7. mitzy123point

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    Yep I’m sad but not surprised
     
  8. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    Dam. Double dam. Talk about a late bloomer with no tell tail tail feathers
     
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  9. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm sorry :( that is not cool of him to hide his gender for so long.
     
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  10. mitzy123point

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    At least he’s pretty but I am getting new lines I’m keeping a rooster from so he’s gotta go
     
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