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Black Australorp- rooster??

post #1 of 7
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hello- I'm new here and have 3 chickens- a buff orpington, a RIR and the black australorp. the sexes were guaranteed... but AnnaClaire is looking pretty rooster-ey! she has also been the only one to make any noises that resemble crowing. I'm brand new to chickens. I believe she is 4 or 4 1/2 months, the other 2 are 15 weeks. any help is appreciated!

I will try to attach some photos-

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post #2 of 7

Looks like a roo to me

Please help with Egg Color Chart!

The Flock : 1 BA/EE hen, and Red (EE Rooster), 2 3/4 EE/1/4 BA hens, 1 EE/CM hen, 1 Brown Leghorn hen, 1 Brown Leghorn Rooster (hopefully leaving soon) and a mixed breed bantam hen

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Please help with Egg Color Chart!

The Flock : 1 BA/EE hen, and Red (EE Rooster), 2 3/4 EE/1/4 BA hens, 1 EE/CM hen, 1 Brown Leghorn hen, 1 Brown Leghorn Rooster (hopefully leaving soon) and a mixed breed bantam hen

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post #3 of 7

at 4 months old she would have had a full crow by now I think the black one is a pullet, I have some that are about 3 1/2 months old so I would say that she is right on the mark for her age but I am new to chickens so I would not be 100 percent sure, but I would think by this age she would have already been crowing for over a month now since my rooster has been crowing since he was about 10-12 weeks old good luck.

a very loving and patient  husband  4 kids 2 daughter 2 sons 2 granddaughters 6 dogs, 6 cats, 1 ferret,
3 bantams 2 Plymouth barred rock. 2  buffs 1 Red star sex links , 1 black star sex links, 2 Australops, 1 Very sweet bantam rooster. 2 barnyard mix hens                                           
the love child story. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.ph...
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a very loving and patient  husband  4 kids 2 daughter 2 sons 2 granddaughters 6 dogs, 6 cats, 1 ferret,
3 bantams 2 Plymouth barred rock. 2  buffs 1 Red star sex links , 1 black star sex links, 2 Australops, 1 Very sweet bantam rooster. 2 barnyard mix hens                                           
the love child story. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.ph...
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post #4 of 7

The comb is really getting me here is one of my 2 year old hens also that boy has saddle feathers:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4439_ba_hen_4-21_001.jpg

Please help with Egg Color Chart!

The Flock : 1 BA/EE hen, and Red (EE Rooster), 2 3/4 EE/1/4 BA hens, 1 EE/CM hen, 1 Brown Leghorn hen, 1 Brown Leghorn Rooster (hopefully leaving soon) and a mixed breed bantam hen

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Please help with Egg Color Chart!

The Flock : 1 BA/EE hen, and Red (EE Rooster), 2 3/4 EE/1/4 BA hens, 1 EE/CM hen, 1 Brown Leghorn hen, 1 Brown Leghorn Rooster (hopefully leaving soon) and a mixed breed bantam hen

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post #5 of 7

For sure a boy with those sickle feathers and tail.

post #6 of 7

welcome-byc

and its a boy, congrats.  very handsome

Loving my mixed flock. 

How I beat feather picking. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6586027#p6586027

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Loving my mixed flock. 

How I beat feather picking. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6586027#p6586027

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post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

thanks everyone! I have been telling my husband for awhile now that I think she's a he. I have been watching for eggs too sad. we would keep him, but in our neighborhood we can't have roosters (though we are considering seeing what happens...). maybe the neighbors won't hear the crowing over the sound of my great pyrenees barking? I guess I might have questions about introducing new chickens pretty soon!

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