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Australorp crowing in the morning

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Hello all, one of my new Australorp 'hens' has started crowing in the morning, answering a distant rooster and displaying general roostery behaviour. He's going back to the farm to be swapped for a girl tomorrow. I'm still finding it hard to see the clear physical clues about his masculinity in terms of weathers, so I have been taking photos and looking closely. Just wondering...can you guess by looking at the pics, which one of the chickens below is the one crowing? Thanks. 

 

 

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Your culprit (male) is the bird in the middle photo.

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Your culprit (male) is the bird in the middle photo.
X2 if you look at the hackle and saddle feathers (neck and base of tail) the ends are pointed whereas a hens feather tips are rounded.
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:welcome

 

Yep, the middle bird. Larger comb and wattles, longer legs and a gawky look while the hens are more feminine looking. And you can also see the start of saddle feathers at the base of the tail...

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Your culprit (male) is the bird in the middle photo.

I agree.

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Middle bird.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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Your culprit (male) is the bird in the middle photo.

 

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:welcome

 

Yep, the middle bird. Larger comb and wattles, longer legs and a gawky look while the hens are more feminine looking. And you can also see the start of saddle feathers at the base of the tail...

X2 on both of the above posts.

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bird in the middle is the cockerel   -  that was easy

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