Australorp chick-sposed to be pullet...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by IroquoisEgg, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. IroquoisEgg

    IroquoisEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girl "Elvira" is 3 weeks old, but she is getting soo big in comparison and look at that comb..seems bigger than what a pullets should be. What do ya'll think??

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  3. IroquoisEgg

    IroquoisEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Illia!
     
  4. punky rooster

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    still young but i would say pullet
     
  5. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still pretty young but I would also lean toward pullet from your photos.
     
  6. wannabe_goatmom

    wannabe_goatmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree - pullet. My Australorp always had a huge comb and wattles and kept me scared right up until she laid her first egg [​IMG]
    Now her comb is so big that it folds over in the middle. She has also always had a really long tail with feathers that curve over the top.
     
  7. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet
     
  8. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok Im gonna be the bad person and say roo cause of the neck. I had a little roo that stto like that we called him ostrich
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  9. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If you have other Australorps, compare leg sizes; the roos will have thicker legs.
     
  10. IroquoisEgg

    IroquoisEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, she is our only australorp chick, but she does have thick legs...I hope the majority are right-that she is indeed a she. My little Elvira is one of the sweetest birds I have ever had. And she does this cute thing when I go over to the brooder, looks up at me sideways with just one eye and doesn't make a peep at all when I pick her up. She's in the brooder with 2 jersey giant chicks, a week younger than her and 2 4 week old sebrights. She is by far, the biggest one so far. Do JG's grow fast? My two are not.
     

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