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Australorp --hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PJones, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. PJones

    PJones Out Of The Brooder

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    I think she's a she. However, I almost swear this bossy thing almost crowed today. 4months/1week old. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2015
  2. abenardini

    abenardini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like it could be a roo. Here's a pic of a pullet of similar age, is a black australorp. Notice the small comb, not yet pink.

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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    At that age, it's a pullet.
     
  4. PJones

    PJones Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought I had better photos of her but can't find them. She is so much larger than this photo shows. The comb has just started turning a bit red in the last few days.
     
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Pullet for sure.
     
  6. PJones

    PJones Out Of The Brooder

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    So I just keep telling her "~no" when she sounds like she might crow? LOL>>> (just kidding, I think)
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullets are supposed to start turning red in the comb after 4 months old. It's normal and means they are maturing. Eggs are only about a month or so away.
     
  8. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your picture looks like an 8 to 10 week old cockeral vs. a 4 month old pullet. At 4 months a chicken is pretty much fully grown, but look at that size difference between your chick and the chicken next to it. If the picture is truly that deceiving in size and the chicken is 4 months then its a pullet.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2015
  9. PJones

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    It's just a play in the angle of the photo. She is one of the three largest girls I have. They were all 2 days old when I received them so I know she's 17 weeks old. That's also why I said she is much larger than the picture shows.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    pullet
     

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