6 week old Australorp and Black Java chicks...Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JanetSmithery, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. JanetSmithery

    JanetSmithery Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got an Australorp and a Black Java that I think are roosters. The Java's about 7 weeks old, the Australorp about 6.

    Here's the Java in question:
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    Here's a head shot of the Australorp:
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    And here's a group shot of my Australorp and my two Javas. The Australorp is on the far left. My runting Java (argh! same age as the potential roo and half the size and development!) is just to it's right, and the Java in question is just below it.
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    Any chance either of these is a pullet? Thank you for helping!
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    The Java in question is the only roo that I can see, the other two look like pullets.
     
  3. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think your Australorp is a pullet. My boys have more developed and pinker combs by six weeks. Also feathering is looking more pullet like from what I can see in your photo.
     
  4. pdxblossom

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    Here is my BA at only 4 - 5 weeks old. Definitely a cockerel. You can see the well developed comb and the sides where his whatchamacallits are already visible. So I'd say pullet.

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  5. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found a shot of a pullet and one of my cockerels for comparison. I think they are just about seven weeks in this photo.
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  6. JanetSmithery

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    Thank you so much for your help, everyone! The pictures were an incredible help. I'm in the process of rehoming my Javas.

    I contacted the breeder to ask about my little runting one and whether it was due to her bout with cocci earlier. The breeder says that she thinks she has a genetic heart condition that has physiologically manifested in her last two years, and the birds with it often stunt. She's offered to take back the stunted Java and the roo, and I think I'm going to take her up on it. She'll keep the li'l girl around for petite eggs, and she'll give the roo lavish accommodations and love before he's processed. It's probably more than I could ask for either of them anywhere else.
     

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