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Black Australorp hen... Or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ceejstrak, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. ceejstrak

    ceejstrak In the Brooder

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    Hi all. I have 4 eleven (11) week old birds, all different breeds, and one is definately not like the others. I've been scouring the web for answers, but nothing has me 100% certain. He/she is a black Australorp (I think), and has a very large, red comb, big waddles, and is significantly larger (leg size, height) than his/her sisters. It makes a sound (not entirely a cock-a-doodle-doo) loudly some mornings, some afternoons. Any advice on the gender? I'd love it if it were a she, for she's the sweetest one of the bunch. Thanks for any input you may have. [​IMG]
     

  2. It's a cockerel! Lovely boy. [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  3. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Free Ranging

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  4. ceejstrak

    ceejstrak In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the quick replies. I've planned for it being a male, so we're going to have to say goodbye next week. Too bad roosters aren't allowed in the city. I really enjoy his company.
     
  5. ladynewtochicks

    ladynewtochicks Chirping

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    Definitely a boy my black australorp is 12 weeks and isn't even close to that big or red

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    She is in the background here behind the SLW roo
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2016
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, that's a cockerel. Pullets won't get that much of a comb until after 4 months old.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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