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Black Australorp possibly a rooster? :(

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by zivaC, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. zivaC

    zivaC Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone :)

    My chook, Lucky, whom I thought was a hen, is starting to behave a little aggressively. When I come to pick 'her' up, she pecks my arm and pretty much squeezes it tightly for a few seconds before letting go. It hurts!!!! I always thought she was a girl but now that she's nearly 11 weeks she's starting to behave a little different. Her sibling turned out to be a rooster too! I keep saying "she" coz I always thought it was a girl!

    What do you guys think? Here's some photos. [​IMG]
     
  2. zivaC

    zivaC Out Of The Brooder

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  3. zivaC

    zivaC Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Lucky and Jr Pedro
     
  4. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    That would be a cockerel... In fact, 2 cockerels.... 11 weeks is too early for a pullet to have such a red comb, and HIS (lol) behavior is spot on for a roo... Don't let him do that to you if you plan on keeping him; train him by "pecking" him back and get that biting under control before he gets too much more aggressive ;)
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    x2 "She" is a he.
     
  6. zivaC

    zivaC Out Of The Brooder

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    :( ****! The two eggs that my silkie hatched just had to be both roosters! What luck! We aren't allowed to keep roosters here where I live :( kinda sad coz I got pretty attached to ️Lucky :( she....I mean he....has an interesting survival story hence the name. Saved his life as he nearly died as a chick.
    SO UPSET!!!! :( if only roosters weren't so noisy then I'd be allowed to keep at least one!
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Both birds in your pics are cockerels. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    two cockerels
     
  9. sean320

    sean320 Out Of The Brooder

    Ahhh...little boys! Good luck.
     
  10. shortgrass

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    Bummer; he's a nice looking cockerel... It's not odd that Lucky survived a near death experience; boys are notorious around our place for surviving odd things; I think they must just be tougher from the get go lol... Sorry Lucky isn't "lucky" enough to be a pullet :(
     

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