Australorp rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by QueenC3, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. QueenC3

    QueenC3 Chirping

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    pretty “boy”(?) we purchased a couple of months ago. I thought he was an Australorp but his comb doesn’t match. White wing feathers.

    Any ideas? We have a pullet (purchased at the same time.) They look identical except she has all black feet and no white feathers.
    Currently around 8 weeks I believe.
     

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  2. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Crowing

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    I've had several Australorp over the years that had a white wing feather. So that wouldn't mean anything. But the comb appears to be more of a pea comb or rose comb. At 8 weeks he should have a vary obvious single comb with points. I would guess that he is a mixed breed. But on the positive side, Australorp roosters are usually very nice roosters to keep even if they are mixed breed. :hmm
     
  3. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Addicted To Birds

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    Mixed breed
     
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  4. QueenC3

    QueenC3 Chirping

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    Good to know! We have given up trying to rehome our roosters and luckily they are all pretty well behaved so far.
     
  5. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Where did you get it?
     
  6. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Crowing

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    A white feather on each side is no big deal, it happens some strains of australorps. But all I've ever seen usually have black eyes. I have some half breed australorps that have some Rhodie in them and they look just like full breeds except they have red eyes.
    Also look for dark charcoal/black legs with yellow soles on their feet.
     
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  7. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    Definitely not an Australorp.
     
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  8. QueenC3

    QueenC3 Chirping

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    Backyard breeder. He told me they were “olive eggers.”
     
  9. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Could be. If the parents were an AmericanBlack Copper Marans and a Black EE. I say EE, because I don’t see evidence of beard or muffs.
     
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  10. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Probably an olive egger cockerel, then, although it's not totally clear at this point. Watch the comb/wattles closely in the next few weeks. If they continue to grow and get more color in that time frame, then most likely a cockerel. If not, it may be a pullet. Birds with pea combs and solid coloring can be more tricky to sex.
     
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