Australorp crosses?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by atomic_chicken, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. atomic_chicken

    atomic_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    2 month old hens, fairly sure they are all pullets but will pass it to the experts.
    What does everyone think?

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  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO, they look like pullets...
     
  3. atomic_chicken

    atomic_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks What should i be looking for to let me know i have a rooster. besides the obvious crowing.
     
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saddle feathers, the yellowish ones near base of tail, see how they are pointy and swirl around the sides...
    and Hackle feathers, the ones around the base of the neck

    This is one of my EE X roos...roo #2 in charge...

    Rooish behavior, strutting, and well over all "I'm in charge behavior"

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    (one of my Australorp roos...)

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    (one of my Australorp hens)
     
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  5. atomic_chicken

    atomic_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I can't have roosters where i live but the nice thing is if I find I have one he gets to go back to the farm where he came from.
    I will be able to get another pullet in exchange.
     
  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All girls. Roosters would have something of a comb by now. [​IMG]
     

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