Australorp gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Abunari, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Abunari

    Abunari Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help I have five australorps separated that I thought were roosters. Three I know for sure are due to the crows. But two have not crowed and haven't developed as strongly as the other roosters...tail feathers etc. I don't want to get rid of a hen but I'm thinking they are just submissive roosters maybe. At five months I would think it would be fully obvious lol.

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  3. Abunari

    Abunari Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    First bird is a cockerel for sure, and I am 85% certain that the second is also male.
     
  5. Abunari

    Abunari Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster!!!! Same hatch. [​IMG]
     
  6. Abunari

    Abunari Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first two compared to the 3rd seem so different yet have similarities. Is it normal for such a difference in maturity like this? They just don't seem to be getting the larger tail feather is what is throwing me. They do have smaller curved ones though.

    I have the second one in the main coop with all the ladies, no crow and seems to just mingle like the ladies. If I keep the larger roo in the third picture in the main coop he picked on that on though.

    I do want to keep a rooster, so if the second picture is one he seems a lot more docile towards me then the big guy.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Dominant roosters tend to suppress testosterone levels in less dominant birds, and some boys just develop more slowly than others.
     
  8. drumstick diva

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Sourland
     
  10. Abunari

    Abunari Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And the smaller one ( 2nd picture) crowed just this morning lol :lol:
     

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