Black Australorp 5 weeks

Cockerel or Pullet?

  • Cockerel

    Votes: 21 53.8%
  • Pullet

    Votes: 17 43.6%
  • Still too young to tell

    Votes: 1 2.6%

  • Total voters
    39

camochick96

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Apr 27, 2017
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I’ve had suspicions that this is a cockerel since week 2. Big legs, and stands upright a lot. What are y’alls thoughts? I know it’s a little young still, but any guesses would be appreciated! Comb isn’t very red, but I am seeing some wattle growth. Also the tail feathers look suspicious to me. I have no experience with BA’s and this is my only one so I don’t have any to compare it to.
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camochick96

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Thank you to everyone who cast a vote and let me know my suspicions were correct. Hate it that he’s a he and I won’t be able to keep him since I already have a roo, but I do have someone who wants a rooster for their flock. He also has pullets close to the same age he’s willing to trade one for him! ;)
 

camochick96

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Hmmm...It's been about a hundred years since I've had Australorps. I might wait another few weeks before calling it one way or the other. I'd think the comb would be much larger and more red by now though if it was a cockerel.
Hmmm...It's been about a hundred years since I've had Australorps. I might wait another few weeks before calling it one way or the other. I'd think the comb would be much larger and more red by now though if it was a cockerel.
Really! I’m planning on trading him sometime next week, but I’d hate to if it’s a pullet after all.
 

ColtHandorf

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Clearly the males have larger combs. Here's Alfalfa and a few of his ladies over fifteen years ago. I just think that he'd be more developed at this age.
 

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camochick96

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Clearly the males have larger combs. Here's Alfalfa and a few of his ladies over fifteen years ago. I just think that he'd be more developed at this age.
Okay good news then! I had 8 people vote cockerel when I originally posted this so I had no hope of this being a pullet.
 

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