Australorp Hen really a Rooster?!?!!!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LBradyAtX, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. LBradyAtX

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    We adopted an Australorp a couple months ago and named her Kylo Hen. Two weeks ago her comb & waddle grew deep red, and I got excited that an egg was soon to come. She goes and sits on the other ladies' eggs but I can't tell if any are her own. This week her comb & waddle almost doubled in size. Look at the size of that thing! She's also started mounting the smaller hens, but I know some hens do that for dominance. No signs of crowing, and her feathers seem rounded, but a lot of her butt feathers were missing when we got her so I just can't tell. Is she a growing Hen with a huge comb, or a young rooster not showing his saddle feathers yet??? [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. LBradyAtX

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  3. LBradyAtX

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  4. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Honest, looks like my Girl.
    Age?
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a hen to me. Some hens have large combs and mount other birds as a display of dominance (I've had several Wyandotte bantam hens that did so).
     
  6. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the name, looks like a hen.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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  8. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    POL pullet
     
  9. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks just like my BA hen, Sheila.....
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