5 week old australorp rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by matilda19, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. matilda19

    matilda19 New Egg

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    Hello, this is my first go at raising chickens and in my mixed breed flock of 15 I have four australorps. Three look nearly identical and I suspect that the fourth maybe a he. Out of all 15 "he" is the only one with no real tail feathers yet and "he" has a very different personality from the rest of the flock. I know it's crazy early to tell gender, but "he" just looks so very different from the other australorps and all the other girls (lack of tail feathers and much smaller wings than all the other girls) that I can't help but suspect that he is really a he :)

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    The other three look like this:

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  2. Silvia2234

    Silvia2234 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know quite a bit about this breed and I'm agreeing with you. You have a cockerel on your hands.
     
  3. matilda19

    matilda19 New Egg

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    Thanks for the confirmation!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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