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Black Australorp...hen or rooster??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by frenchfarmhouse, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. frenchfarmhouse

    frenchfarmhouse New Egg

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    Hello all.....I recently acquired two black australorps that should be hens. They are probably about 12-14 weeks old right now. The one pictured below is slightly larger, with a larger comb than the others. This one has been making some attempts at crowing in the morning (that sound pretty funny) so I am trying to figure out if I have a rooster or just a hen that is trying to take control of the flock. Any input would be appreciated. Thank you.

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  2. BackyardFlock17

    BackyardFlock17 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC!
    The black australorp does look like a rooster. It is about the age they would start crowing at.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep, that's a cockerel.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel
     
  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks just like the BA cockerels I have running around.
     
  6. frenchfarmhouse

    frenchfarmhouse New Egg

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    Thank you for the replies. That's what I thought as well!
     
  7. HappyClucker7

    HappyClucker7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definaly cockerel
     

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