Black Australorp hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by xpchick, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. xpchick

    xpchick Out Of The Brooder

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    She is supposed to be Monica, but I have a funny feeling she is really a Joey (Friends characters :) )
    All of these were purchased on April 8th from a hatchery and 1-2 days old (so 8 weeks old currently). These pictures are from barely 7 weeks old.[​IMG]

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  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Your funny feeling is correct. That is a cockerel.
     
  3. xpchick

    xpchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you - Joey it is! LOL We moved them outside to their coop last Sunday when we woke up to what we would have sworn was the most pathetic crowing - 3 attempts. His comb seemed really large for the age.
    Good thing we wanted a roo eventually.
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Undoubtedly a cockerel.
     
  5. xpchick

    xpchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. At least now we don't have to change his name to Chandler while we waited to figure it out. LOL
     
  6. leahmac

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    Well my 9 week old must be a cockerel too![​IMG]
     
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Most certainly a cockerel.
     
  8. xpchick

    xpchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I took some new photos today at 8 weeks old. Your 9wo looks just like mine :)
     
  9. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Yes, that is a boy.
     
  10. leahmac

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    They do look similar, but what if yours are cockerels too?
     

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