"Austalorps hen or roo, please help!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KIDDSBANTAMS, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. KIDDSBANTAMS

    KIDDSBANTAMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 Australorps, were sold to me as pullets, but I now think at least 1 is a roo. Don't know their exact age, I believe they are around 12 weeks old. Thanks
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    I am not going to keep them if they are roo's. If anyone is interested in them and live near Lexington, AL. in Northwest AL, please let me know. Thanks
     
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  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    How old are they???
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Look at their legs. If one's legs are noticeably fatter I would guess roo. I have Australorps and yours both look like pullets to me.
     
  4. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think there is one roo there, if not both,

    how old are they?
     
  5. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say both roos. Sorry.....[​IMG]
     
  6. BunnyMomma

    BunnyMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. Both Roo's. Hackle feathers, sturdy legs and combs.
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  7. KIDDSBANTAMS

    KIDDSBANTAMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know there exact age because the people I bought them from was not truthful. I think they are around 12 weeks old.
     
  8. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    It's hard to tell for sure but it does look like there are saddle feathers sprouting on both of them. Maybe not though... [​IMG]
     
  9. Mtn Cur

    Mtn Cur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both have saddle feathers. Both are roosters. See if they will trade you for hens, maybe they couldn't tell the difference either.
     
  10. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 BA pullets and I had 1 BA roo.My roos comb came in early and was red. at 12 weeks the comb looks like pullet but... the saddle feathers on both scream roo. also I noticed on mine the green sheen shows earlier on the males than the females. My girls are just now about 16 weeks and theirs are just now starting to show the green sheen, but the boys started at about 7-8 weeks
     

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