Australorps - 5 Weeks Old - Two Pullets or is one a Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LostEgg, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. LostEgg

    LostEgg New Egg

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    Hi, these are two Australorp chicks that I got for Fathers Day - exactly 5 weeks old today. One of them has a larger crown. Any chance we have a rooster on our hands?

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  2. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
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    In a word: YES. You have a rooster, congrats! [​IMG]


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  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel and a pullet. I raised them for about a year, and found that the pullets (most of them) had more yellow around their faces when they were born.
     
  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like the one on the left is a cockeral and the one on the right is a pullet. [​IMG]
     
  5. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Roo to me. I love BA roos. [​IMG]
     
  6. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
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    Yup one roo..
     
  7. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One way to tell Australorp roos is that they hold their neck like an ostrich, and the big comb.
     
  8. GatorChickenRanch

    GatorChickenRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree. all sings point to it being a cockerel.
     
  9. LostEgg

    LostEgg New Egg

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    Thanks everyone. I wasn't planning on having a rooster, but now I am kind of excited!
     
  10. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read many positive comments about BA roos. Good temperments...
     

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