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Austra White Rooster?

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I have three, 3 month old Austra whites one has a much larger comb and wattle than the other 2 and much redder. But he doesn't crow and it's feather pattern seems to be the same as the other 2. I want a roo for my flock and have one lined up for free, but don't need it if I already have one. I'm a 1st time chicken owner so I have no clue except for what I read. Thanks for any help!

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Edited by jardog1820 - 7/2/12 at 9:04am

My flock: 4 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Partridge Plymouth Rock, 3 Austra White, 2 Plymouth Barred Rock, 1 Ameraucana Rooster

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My flock: 4 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Partridge Plymouth Rock, 3 Austra White, 2 Plymouth Barred Rock, 1 Ameraucana Rooster

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Yes that one (picture 2) is a rooster.

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If you have any questions about Coccidiosis, Mites & Lice, Worms, Molting, Vent Gleet, Bumble Foot, Egg Binding, or Prolapsed Oviduct, feel free to ask me about it or pm me.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mites-lice-treatment-and-prevention
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Thanks! 

My flock: 4 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Partridge Plymouth Rock, 3 Austra White, 2 Plymouth Barred Rock, 1 Ameraucana Rooster

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My flock: 4 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Partridge Plymouth Rock, 3 Austra White, 2 Plymouth Barred Rock, 1 Ameraucana Rooster

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post #4 of 7
Do you have a pic of the back/side? Saddle feathers, or a lack thereof, would be a good clue along with leg thickness.
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My flock: 4 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Partridge Plymouth Rock, 3 Austra White, 2 Plymouth Barred Rock, 1 Ameraucana Rooster

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My flock: 4 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Partridge Plymouth Rock, 3 Austra White, 2 Plymouth Barred Rock, 1 Ameraucana Rooster

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post #6 of 7
Looks like a hen to me. smile.png. Hens can have big combs and wattles, or develop them at different rates so it isn't good to judge on that alone. Saddle feathers are longer, skinny feathers that kinda drape over the base of the tail and only Roos get them. Roos also tend to have thicker legs than yours. smile.png
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Yep, I'd say it's a pullet based on the feathers, leg size and stance.  Since Austra Whites have leghorns in them, that's probably why that comb and wattles look so red compared to the others.

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Live well.  Laugh often.  Love chickens!

I raise purebred Russian Orloffs and Naked Necks... soon to add Dominiques and Austra Whites.
Visit my swap page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=102916-swap-page

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