Australorp gender help, please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nigellas, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Nigellas

    Nigellas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This dude/dudette is about 12 weeks old - The comb isn't red, though the face is starting to redden. I ws thinking pullet for awhile because of the smaller non-colored comb, but the tail feathers coming in concern me. What do you tihnk? Roo?

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  2. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going with pullet. The tail is odd, but the remainder of the feathers are girlish. My Australorp roos had abundant red combs and wattles by that age.
     
  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't see your pictures, but here are pics of mine, from last year, all roos...



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  4. Moose The Ameraucana

    Moose The Ameraucana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullllletttt! [​IMG]
     
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  5. wychickenwrangler

    wychickenwrangler Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm going with pullet also.
     
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  7. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going with pullet! [​IMG]
    About the tail feathers: My BA pullet grew 1 or 2 HUGE tail feathers also. I thought she was a roo but only because of the tail feathers. One day, my SLW roo decided he wanted to peck them off so he did and she looks like a pretty little girl [​IMG]
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I am also going with pullet. My BA girls just turned 14 weeks this past week and they have pretty long tail feathers also. Your girl looks just like my girls, so I do believe you have a beautiful girl there. [​IMG]
     
  9. LD Jackson

    LD Jackson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will say pullet also. I base that by how my BAs look at 9 weeks. The ones that are probably roosters have very large and red combs.
     
  10. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my moneys on pullet, but one question... are her legs solid black?... looks it in the one pic, but it is kinda hard to tell...she actually looks just like our Jersey Giant, Aretha, when she was that age, even the tail feathers...
     

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