Am I a Hen or a Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickaroo2, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Chickaroo2

    Chickaroo2 New Egg

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    I'm a new chicken mama and have a 12-week old Black Australorp. I can't tell if she's a hen or a rooster, can someone help me? She HATES being picked up or petted and is the top "hen" in my run (I have four girls). [​IMG] [[​IMG]][/[​IMG]
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    You have a pretty pullet...
     
  3. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    Looks like a girl to me.
     
  4. JPinVT

    JPinVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, girl!
     
  5. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks just like my australorps girls. One of mine is the top girl, Queenie - the other is a complete moron, so I named her "Ha-penny" (half a penny). Still pretty far up in the pecking order out of 8, though...
     
  6. Chickaroo2

    Chickaroo2 New Egg

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    Thank you so much for your replies!!! She was always so much bigger than her sisters and taller that I wondered. Plus, she is very calm, but doesn't like to be handled much, never has (I got her as a 8 day old chick). Yay!! She is my son's favorite girl and we can't have roos where we are. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Girl! [​IMG]
     
  8. RattlesnakeRidgeWV

    RattlesnakeRidgeWV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definately a girl, looks just like my BA pullets. If it was a boy he would have more comb and wattles at 12 weeks.
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, a pullet.
     

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