Australorp crowing in the morning

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dreamingwombat, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. dreamingwombat

    dreamingwombat New Egg

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    Hello all, one of my new Australorp 'hens' has started crowing in the morning, answering a distant rooster and displaying general roostery behaviour. He's going back to the farm to be swapped for a girl tomorrow. I'm still finding it hard to see the clear physical clues about his masculinity in terms of weathers, so I have been taking photos and looking closely. Just wondering...can you guess by looking at the pics, which one of the chickens below is the one crowing? Thanks.

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Your culprit (male) is the bird in the middle photo.
     
  3. corewassen87

    corewassen87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 if you look at the hackle and saddle feathers (neck and base of tail) the ends are pointed whereas a hens feather tips are rounded.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, the middle bird. Larger comb and wattles, longer legs and a gawky look while the hens are more feminine looking. And you can also see the start of saddle feathers at the base of the tail...
     
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I agree.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Middle bird.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on both of the above posts.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    bird in the middle is the cockerel - that was easy
     

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