Any pictures of 20 week barred rock and black australorp roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by modenacart, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. modenacart

    modenacart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have barred rock and black australorps that are 20 weeks old and I have two suspected roos but they do not have combs and wattles near as large and the pictures of adult birds. Does anyone have pictures at about 20 weeks old? Maybe mine are just very poor examples of the breed.

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  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Here's my Australorp Roo at five weeks (he's on the right and a pullet is on the left) - you can already see a big difference.

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    Here he is as an adult - this is around 20 weeks old, just a little younger.

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  3. modenacart

    modenacart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The comb and wattles on both of my australops look like your roo, but the tail feathers look like the pullet.
     
  4. fowlafoot

    fowlafoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't remember exactly how old they were here but maybe it helps...
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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  6. modenacart

    modenacart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the pictures. Maybe mine are hermaphdytes because they have the roo looking wattle and combs but the pullet looking tails.
     
  7. Eggomaniac

    Eggomaniac New Egg

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    These are my Barred Rocks at 10 weeks. One is a bit slower to feather and has smaller comb but both started crowing at 9 weeks.


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  8. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    those look like roos to me.
     
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    BR roo's will be lighter in color than hens, they have thicker legs also.

    Hens usually have more of a black wash down the legs and darker feathers.
     
  10. modenacart

    modenacart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were 20 weeks on Monday and now crowing. I am still not conviced of what they are. I have heard it can take 7 months to crow.
     

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