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Rural Gardening: Chicken ID, please

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Whitehouse Station, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 21, 2013
5:44 PM

Post #9607594

I got two new pullets this weekend. One of them is Ameracauna, but I'm not sure about the red one. I was hoping someone on here might recognize it. Also, any guesses if they are hens or roosters? They are still a little too young to be laying or crowing.

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(Zone 8a)

July 21, 2013
6:07 PM

Post #9607637

If the seller told you that they are pullets, you probably have two young females. A pullet is a young female chicken.
Richmond, TX

July 21, 2013
7:20 PM

Post #9607725

They both look like Ameraucans pullets to me; I don't see any roosterish traits.
Whitehouse Station, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 22, 2013
2:38 AM

Post #9607920

Thanks everyone. I adopted them from a rescue organization. I asked them for pullets, but they weren't sure about the genders. I'm hoping both are hens because they are beautiful birds and very sweet. If either is a rooster, he will go back to the rescue farm. The red one has is sneezing so I've got them separated from the rest of my flock for a couple of weeks.
(Zone 8a)

July 22, 2013
4:03 AM

Post #9607949

I agree with pork' about their looking like pullets; they look female to me. I don't know much about Ameraucans–I’ve never been around them.

When trying to determine sex in a flock of youngsters, I look mainly at head shape, comb and wattle development, feather development around the neck and on the bottom edges of the wings, and spur bumps.

The chicken is a wonderful animal, a blessing. Once upon a time I was attempting to answer a list of trivial questions in a newspaper. The question was: What’s the animal most widely distributed throughout the world? I guessed chicken. WRONG!! The paper showed the correct answer to be: the goat.

Enjoy your hens and cacklefruits.

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Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 6, 2013
11:01 AM

Post #9623104

Those look like mighty fine chickens. How are they doing? Gotten over the sneezing?
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2013
6:57 AM

Post #9625697

Beautiful EE pullets. Hope they are doing well.

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