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We let our broody Dominique hen hatch and raise 2 chicks late last summer, both are grown now and are different breeds. One is an australorp hen, she just laid her first egg yesterday big_smile.png
The other, Doodle, we thought was a roo, but he hasn't begun crowing, and our dom hen that he is with has started laying 2 eggs a day (started about a month ago) and one day even 3 eggs! Doodle looks an awful lot like our leghorn hen, could doodle be a dudette? Any ideas? (doodle is on the left)

Edited by cmsagirl - 3/24/16 at 6:23pm
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Doodle looks like a hen to me, actually. :) I don't see any long, pointed saddle and hackle feathers.

 

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Woo! More eggs! Lol thanks!
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Doodle looks like a hen to me, actually. :) I don't see any long, pointed saddle and hackle feathers.

 

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Agreed, but I don't think your black one is an Australorp. It looks more like a mix.

Here is a picture of an Australorp:

Black-Australorps-Chicken.jpg

 Yours has small looking crest on its head.

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We let our broody Dominique hen hatch and raise 2 chicks late last summer, both are grown now and are different breeds. One is an australorp hen, she just laid her first egg yesterday big_smile.png
The other, Doodle, we thought was a roo, but he hasn't begun crowing, and our dom hen that he is with has started laying 2 eggs a day (started about a month ago) and one day even 3 eggs! Doodle looks an awful lot like our leghorn hen, could doodle be a dudette? Any ideas? (doodle is on the left)

Your white one is a hen.... probably a White Leghorn (maybe mixed)

The others are right, your other doesn't really look like an austrolorp unless it's a mix. smile.png
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Lol my australorp hen isn't pictured smile.png doodle is the mix, not real sure what he (now she smile.png ) is. The Dom hen hatched out 2 chicks, Doodle was one and the australorp hen was the other, her name is petunia. I put doodle's pic up next to our white leghorn (she lays huge eggs so I know she's a hen) because even tho they're different breeds I thought they looked similar enough for me to think doodle (the black crested) could very well be a dudette lol!
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Lol my australorp hen isn't pictured smile.png doodle is the mix, not real sure what he (now she smile.png ) is. The Dom hen hatched out 2 chicks, Doodle was one and the australorp hen was the other, her name is petunia. I put doodle's pic up next to our white leghorn (she lays huge eggs so I know she's a hen) because even tho they're different breeds I thought they looked similar enough for me to think doodle (the black crested) could very well be a dudette lol!

Hahaha, my mistake :lol:. I would guess Doodle is probably a Polish mix.

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Woo! More eggs! Lol thanks!

You're welcome! Hooray for another laying hen! :clap

 

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