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Am I a rooster or a hen? And what breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mamapatt75, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. mamapatt75

    mamapatt75 New Egg

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    We bought this one from a friend and was told it was an already laying Black Astrolorp hen....but I'm really starting to second guess because we have had it for almost a month and no eggs...and this morning it was crowing like a rooster. I am new to having chickens so I'm very confused.
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    From the tail he looks like a rooster, could be a Black Australorp, but need better pictures, and what color are the bottoms of his feet.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2013
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say that you have a rooster, judging by the tail feathers and large comb. Are the bottoms of its feet white or yellow? If white, you have an Australorp or a Black Orpington, if yellow, he's a Jersey Giant or a Java.
     
  4. mamapatt75

    mamapatt75 New Egg

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    Here are a couple more pics I just went out and took using the regular camera instead of my phone. I was trying to see the bottom of the feet...they look white to me, but it ran through the garden and got dirt all over them haha
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  5. speedyfuzzball

    speedyfuzzball Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a rooster :/
     
  6. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pretty clear hackle and saddle feathers there I think.

    Great green sheen to him too.

    I would guess a Black Australorp cockerel.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a rooster--I see pointed saddle, tail, and hackle feathers, the comb is large, and, or course, he's crowing. If he has white bottoms of feet then he's an Australorp.
     

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