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post #1 of 41
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Hi,
I have 3 19-wk old Black Australorp chickens, and one has a much more developed comb and wattle than the other 2. I am wondering whether she is really a he? There hasn't been any crowing, but the difference among them has me wondering.

Here are a few pictures of them. You'll be able to tell the hen I'm wondering about....
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/65869_img_4105.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/65869_img_4108.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/65869_img_4111.jpg


Edited by lunamama - 8/19/10 at 8:38pm
post #2 of 41

I can't see the pics!

Rude arrogance veiled as expertise fools only the rude and arrogant.  We all lay eggs but most are inedible.  There is a hole in the bucket in which I collect attention.  The word "weird" breaks the rule, "i before e except c."  That's weird!  Filling up all four lines with self generated quotes is taxing.  Time for a nap!
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Rude arrogance veiled as expertise fools only the rude and arrogant.  We all lay eggs but most are inedible.  There is a hole in the bucket in which I collect attention.  The word "weird" breaks the rule, "i before e except c."  That's weird!  Filling up all four lines with self generated quotes is taxing.  Time for a nap!
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post #3 of 41

Looks like a hen that is just about ready to lay.

Heather, full-time farmer and homeschooling Mom to two boys, four dogs, 20 layers, and 17 guineas. We recently relocated to Virginia and are anxious to start our farm back up.
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Heather, full-time farmer and homeschooling Mom to two boys, four dogs, 20 layers, and 17 guineas. We recently relocated to Virginia and are anxious to start our farm back up.
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post #4 of 41

yah its a hen

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.___  4 mottled Japanese bantams.  4 Mille Fleur Belgian D'uccles, 2 EE, 1 Aussie, 5 Columbian Cochins, 5 Silver Penciled
(  o >  Plymouth Rocks, 2 Phoenix, 3 French Copper Marans, 1 Black Sex Links, 1 OE, 2 Silkies, 1 Khaki Campbell Duck
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post #5 of 41

Looks like a pullet that has just matured a little quicker than your other girls. I have to tell you; those are some beautiful birds!!!

Take care of them!

I get by with a lil help from my hens.
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I get by with a lil help from my hens.
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post #6 of 41

All hens.

Running the urban farm with eight people, eight chickens, eleven quail, two rabbits, three cats, two dogs, the garden, and soon to come honeybees! Right in the heart of Chicago's densest populated neighborhood.
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Running the urban farm with eight people, eight chickens, eleven quail, two rabbits, three cats, two dogs, the garden, and soon to come honeybees! Right in the heart of Chicago's densest populated neighborhood.
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post #7 of 41

I see all hens... My roos comb was MUCH larger at 19 weeks. His was that size at 10.

Wanted: Serama hens. I have a lonely serama rooster who needs some ladies.
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Wanted: Serama hens. I have a lonely serama rooster who needs some ladies.
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post #8 of 41

All hens.

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BYC Member since 4/11/2002 Welsummers and Champagne d'Argents

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post #9 of 41
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Originally Posted by EweSheep 

All hens.


Yup, its a hen.

"If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning."

~ C. S. Lewis


 

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"If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning."

~ C. S. Lewis


 

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post #10 of 41

you have all hens

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I'm a Breast Cancer Survivor

hatching eggs available from pure =Welsummers, Black Ameracauna,  Golden Lakenvelders,  Blue Andalusians, Buff Orpington plus3 more breeds, pictures can be seen on my page with more to come. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=310644  

Also Blue Laced Red Wyandotte eggs.

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