Black Australorp hen or rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LisaBell, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. LisaBell

    LisaBell New Egg

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    Our girls are about 8 months but "Dorothy" has us raising our eyebrows! She looks like a rooster but doesn't act like one and she's a very sweet girl...what do you think?[​IMG]
     
  2. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That's a hen. No male feathering at all.
     
  4. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking Dorothy is probably a rooster. The big combs and wattles, along with the tail, seem roosterish. I'm a little rusty about telling chicken's genders, so I could be completely wrong though. Do you have a picture of Dorothy next to your other girls?

    I once had the sweetest rooster, he'd follow me around the yard and perch on my arm until I took him off - If Dorothy is indeed a rooster, I hope they will continue to be super sweet!

    Edit: Oops, it does seem that I am rather rusty - Ignore my post! :)

    Edit: Or maybe not then xD Congrats on such a docile rooster! They are absolutely precious :)
     
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  5. sophia31d8921

    sophia31d8921 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think Dorothy is a rooster because of the big comb and tail feathers.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Ideally your question would be best answered on the "what breed or gender is this?"
    All the best
    CT
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Dorothy is "screaming" Rooster to me. If so ,hope the sweet temperament prevails. There are some well mannered roosters - I just never met one.
     
  8. LisaBell

    LisaBell New Egg

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    Well thank you everyone for the input! "Dorothy" is indeed a HE! Just found his voice and has been crowing all morning [​IMG]
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a question. Do all your Australorps have light eyes? Mine have very dark eyes!! Thanks
     

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