Black australorp 17-18 weeks is this a rooster or a hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SansaB, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. SansaB

    SansaB Out Of The Brooder

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I really want to say pullet looking at size, comb/wattle, body, everything... but she is growing some very strange feathers near her tail. They look almost somewhere between male and female plumage. But... at this age any cockerel should be dead obvious, so I'm going to say hen with a bit of freaky feathering.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Body shape and posture suggest pullet, but I'm rubbish at gender ID :D

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  4. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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    Cockerel, I promise.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    See? Told you I was rubbish :D

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    CTKen believe in yourself, you are not rubbish. We just do the best we can. 50/50 chance of being right.
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Thanks DD - I'm a bit better with the breeds of chicken we have in Kenya, as for "proper" breeds, I treat is as sport - as you say, I have as much chance as a chimp of getting it right :D

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  9. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    These look like pure Australians. I'm going with pullet. When you pull the wing out does it resemble the first wing or second.
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  10. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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    Let me know when she crows [​IMG]
     

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