Australorp x welsummer sisters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mamabear2005, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. mamabear2005

    mamabear2005 Out Of The Brooder

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    First time chicken owner here so this may be a silly question, but... first picture is Dahlia who I know is a pullet. The second picture is Daisy who is the same age but quite a bit smaller (hip or leg issue). I cant tell any difference in their feathers, but Daisy's comb and wattle is so much bigger! Could it be a roo and i'm just in denial?
     
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    A full body pic of Daisy
     
  3. dnitzman

    dnitzman Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have an answer for you, but want to see what others say. I know we have an BA that is looking like a cockerel too. Have been told that the comb and waddle aren't necessarily a good indicator with BA.
     
  4. mamabear2005

    mamabear2005 Out Of The Brooder

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    I will be heartbroken if she is a he! So far 2 out of 6 chicks (now 6 months old) are roos!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    How old are they?
     
  6. eleaserek

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    It looks like a pullet to me. At 6 months old, the comb and wattles grow redden up before they begin to lay :) should see some eggs soon!
     
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both look like pullets to me!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    If the 2nd one is older, than it is a pullet.
     
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  9. mamabear2005

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    They are the same age, 6 months old. I got them when they were about 1 week. That's what has gotten me confused, that even though Daisy (the one in question) is much smaller due to hip issue when younger, comb is so much more pronounced! I noticed that she does that squatting down thing when petted like the other hens are starting to do, and there is no difference in feathers. She is the sweetest thing, so even if she does turn out to be a roo, a bachelor pad is going to be constructed shortly.
     
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    Our first eggs [​IMG] Is it just me or does one look more pink than the others? Do the first three look like they are from the same hen? I'm almost positive that one or both (hopefully) of the BA crosses have laid. And the light green ones were a COMPLETE surprise. You can imagine my excitement when I found these today... How do people not have chickens??? they are the greatest things ever!!!
     

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