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New to chickens. Make or female!

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Please help! New to chickens and worried that this gal is a he! My son will be crushed if she is a he! Heard a weird noise this morning and almost sounded like a chicken finding its crow... But I was far away! My five others/ diff breeds / I am sure are female but this one has always made me wonder! She is 15 weeks and hopefully a female! Any advice
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It has the profile of a hen. But it's impossible to tell for sure because we need a closeup of the neck and saddle feathers. Both would be very slender on a cockerel and much more rounded on a pullet.

 

The red comb and wattles may indicate point of lay, so if you find her in a nest box squirting out an egg, your question will be answered.

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I would say it's a late blooming cockerel. Sorry.

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Realized I Forgot to
Post. It is a Australorp
Which I know are known for the large combs...
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Those saddle and hackle feathers are magnificently male. Gorgeous cockerel!

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