Australorp,hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by imogene08, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. imogene08

    imogene08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Australorp chick that I have raised from 2 weeks old im starting to think if he/she is really a pullet he/she has a strange cluck is very shiny and has brown like fethers on he/shes neck I think its around 2 months old
     
  2. imogene08

    imogene08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. imogene08

    imogene08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. imogene08

    imogene08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    imogene08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    That is a pullet, but it does not appear to be an Australorp. The reddish coloring on the breast is not right for an Australorp. Also, its hard to tell from the photos, but what color are the legs and bottoms of feet? Australorp legs should be black, and the bottoms of the feet should be white. If I had to guess, I would say that your pullet is a Black Sex Link (also called a Black Star) or a very poor show-quality Australorp, Jersey Giant, or Java.
     
  7. Kathrynmodra

    Kathrynmodra Out Of The Brooder

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    For a comparison I have a 2 month (today!) old Australorp. It looks very similar so I go with Pullet. I think with Australorp Roosters they have more developed combs at that age.

    My Australorp also has a few brown feathers. Its not from a breeder though, just a fodder shop. I also wondered why it wasnt all black.


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  8. imogene08

    imogene08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well her legs are black and so are her feet except for one claw on each foot that is white
     
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  10. BantamLover21

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    She's probably a poor-quality Australorp. She shouldn't be shown, but will be a good layer of nice large brown eggs.
     

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