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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:30 pm 
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Hi,

approx 8 week old Araucana crosses, any idea on sex yet?
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might be too early ,and not familiar with the breed but none is obviously a boy to me, so maybe you lucked out and got girls,cheers pam

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id say hens too but im not familiar with the breed either, the middle one could be a roo but i dont think so, its comb is just a little bigger but they doo look like hens


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Araucana are hard to sex so I expect araucana crosses can be too. I thought the top one might be a roo, but hard to tell. You'll have to wait I'm afraid!

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they all look like hesn to me, you can usually tell around the 5 week mark, i breed these quite regular and although i cant see ALL the comb, they still look like hens.
the top one would be the only one id be a bit doubtful over, but i still reckon she far more hen than roo.


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okay, here they are now at 10 weeks old, i am thinking that the first chick is a roo as it has a longer tail and more of a roo stance, what do you think?

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they look like hens- i see what you mean about the top one but it does have a different tail and stance- who knows i havent got araucanas so i guess wait until someone who does can tel youi!!


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Combs are still small and pale. there are no feathers curving just before the tail.
At the moment I think they will all be hens...are you disappointed? :D

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No way, the one i was thinking is a boy is my favorite. she/he has such a presence in the yard and just looks divine in the sun with her/his red feathers on the neck. would be wrapped if they were all girls :D hopefully they all lay blue eggs :wink:


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yes, i definately think theyre all hens.... :D


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YIPEE!!!


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I love them. They're beautiful. You're quite the lucky chook owner. On comb development you appear to have 3 girls. Let us know if they lay green eggs won't you?


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