Australorp Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mrspower, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. mrspower

    mrspower New Egg

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    Hi there! My chickens are 7 weeks old, and my flock is already down by one, thanks to a she that turned out to be a he a couple weeks ago. Now I think we might have another.

    What are the chances this is really a she, do you think? My birds were purchased as sexed pullets.

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  2. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks rooish to me. [​IMG]
     
  3. mrspower

    mrspower New Egg

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    I am a total neophyte and I feel fairly certain it's a roo, too. The general behavior of running around investigating stuff, being extra jumpy (but friendly)... Plus this is its 'sister', hatched the same day.

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  4. BorneHomestead

    BorneHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    with a comb that noticeable and as dark as it is, definitely roo.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    At seven weeks with that much comb and wattle I'd vote roo right now.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Chances are really, really good that's a rooster.
     
  7. mrspower

    mrspower New Egg

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    Thank you all. Sigh. I will keep it for now and hope hope hope in another couple weeks he looks more like a she, otherwise he'll find a new home. It's a nice bird! My other roo was a total jerk. I'd keep this one, except for the whole living-in-the-suburbs thing. :/
     

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