Black 12 week old - What am I and what is my gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jenesis536, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Songster

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    This was sold to me as a week old Black Australorp. Looked like an australorp chick, but now that it is older some people say it isn't one. It has black legs and white earlobes. It has one feather on each week (under the other ones) that has some white on it - I haven't pulled the wings out to see if it is the whole feather or not though, I've have just noticed it when it was younger. Also, is it a hen or a roo?

    Thanks!

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  2. hammycakes

    hammycakes Hatching

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    my guess is australorp hen
     
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

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    It's definetly a Black Australorp. As far as the gender if your just going by the comb it was way to much comb at 12 weeks for a pullet and not enough for a roo!! [​IMG] But I don't see the roo feathers either (not that I really know what to look for on the feathers) Hope someone with more experience can help you!!
     
  4. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    beautiful Austrolorp pullet... Nice layers. Congrats. [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Songster

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    It looks like a black australorp. But it can't be if it has white earlobes.

    I don't know, honestly.
     
  6. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Songster

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    Well, that is what I heard before about the earlobes... someone previously suggested black Andalusian, but I haven't found any photos that look like this one. What about a black marans?
     
  7. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Songster

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    Black Minorka, Black Andalusian or Black Leghorn.
     
  8. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Songster

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    I was also thinking Minorca... I got it from the feed store, so I am not sure which hatchery they use. Maybe I can find out.

    Any other guesses? I have some concern it's a roo, but I still think it is a pullet. The comb is developing very slowly even though it is more visible than my other pullets. Maybe she'll lay first?
     
  9. Cowgirl71

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    What's her temperament like? I think she may have red earlobes. Often times they won't turn red until they're getting ready to lay. I vote Australorp, and probably a pullet! [​IMG]
     
  10. Duramaxgirl

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    Looks like my Australorp girls did at 12 weeks... she's a cutie [​IMG]
     

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