Austra White Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jardog1820, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. jardog1820

    jardog1820 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three, 3 month old Austra whites one has a much larger comb and wattle than the other 2 and much redder. But he doesn't crow and it's feather pattern seems to be the same as the other 2. I want a roo for my flock and have one lined up for free, but don't need it if I already have one. I'm a 1st time chicken owner so I have no clue except for what I read. Thanks for any help!
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  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Yes that one (picture 2) is a rooster.
     
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  3. jardog1820

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    Thanks!
     
  4. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a pic of the back/side? Saddle feathers, or a lack thereof, would be a good clue along with leg thickness.
     
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  6. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen to me. :). Hens can have big combs and wattles, or develop them at different rates so it isn't good to judge on that alone. Saddle feathers are longer, skinny feathers that kinda drape over the base of the tail and only Roos get them. Roos also tend to have thicker legs than yours. :)
     
  7. happyhens120

    happyhens120 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I'd say it's a pullet based on the feathers, leg size and stance. Since Austra Whites have leghorns in them, that's probably why that comb and wattles look so red compared to the others.
     

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