BA possible cockeral?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mom2jedi, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    13 week old Black Australorp. This is looking like it's a roo, am I right because he'll need to be rehomed.
     
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  3. dappertophatter

    dappertophatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's definitely a boy- look at those tailfeathers! All curvy and roostery- but that comb's sure throwing me for a loop.
     
  4. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have another BA that has a much different tail. I'll see if I can get a picture of it for comparison. I thought I saw pointed hackle feathers on this one. Comb and wattles super slow to develop. I have a mystery mutt that is all boy and is a month younger.
     
  5. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Cockerel too. The tail feathers look pointy, not round like a pullet's.
     
  6. Hippie Chickie

    Hippie Chickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say pullet. All of my BA boys are very "boy looking" by a month old.
     
  7. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say pullet. The tail feathers are a *little* curved but the lack of comb and waddle development at this age says girl to me.
     
  8. Farmer Benjii

    Farmer Benjii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old is he? ours are ten weeks old and smaller than that.... i think you have a cockeral [​IMG]
     
  9. mom2jedi

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    Ok, so this is the one with the straight tail feathers. All the same chicken, looks girlie to me...rounded feathers on her neck too. Same age about 13 weeks.


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  10. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmmmm, I just sent my two BA's away due to being roos.

    Yours looks like a pullet to me. Mine at that age had larger combs and very colorful (greens and purples)
     

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