Aracana Chickens

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1 year 4 months ago #553965 by CRAZYBIRDLADY
Hi New Members here - I have 3 young Aracana chickens approx 3 months old (had a broody hen so got some day olds) I have 2 that have started to stare each other down and also kick fight - is this a clear indication that they are both roosters? No combs.

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1 year 4 months ago #553968 by Stikkibeek
Replied by Stikkibeek on topic Aracana Chickens
Not necessarily but they could be. Araucanas are notoriously difficult to tell the sex of until they start to feather out with more adult plumage, but having three may help you decide what they are. Catch the one that isn't fighting and have a really close and critical look at it's wing and saddle feathers and also its tail.
If the latter two areas have rounded tips on the feathers, and the wing flight feathers are more or less even in length then that is a female. Use her to compare to the other two.
If the wing flight feathers on either of the other two have more uneven lengths and the saddle and tail feathers are pointy rather than rounded, then they will be males. Males also tend to stand bolder when they are observing you, may also have thicker legs depending on how developed they are. Are they lavender or black? Black males tend to get red in their neck and saddle feathers as they age. Not hard and fast as I have had females that get red neck feathers. Some clear close up photos may also help.

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1 year 4 months ago #553973 by CRAZYBIRDLADY
Replied by CRAZYBIRDLADY on topic Aracana Chickens
Hi - Thanks for your reply. My 3 are a light grey (guess that could be called Lavender). Thank you for all the tips will get my bird net out tomorrow and catch them all up (lots cooler tomorrow too) and see if I can work out from your description as to what I have. Regards

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