Black Australorp- rooster??

jeneanxo

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 7, 2010
15
0
22
North Carolina
hello- I'm new here and have 3 chickens- a buff orpington, a RIR and the black australorp. the sexes were guaranteed... but AnnaClaire is looking pretty rooster-ey! she has also been the only one to make any noises that resemble crowing. I'm brand new to chickens. I believe she is 4 or 4 1/2 months, the other 2 are 15 weeks. any help is appreciated!

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schellie69

Songster
10 Years
Oct 8, 2009
4,077
15
211
Kansas
at 4 months old she would have had a full crow by now I think the black one is a pullet, I have some that are about 3 1/2 months old so I would say that she is right on the mark for her age but I am new to chickens so I would not be 100 percent sure, but I would think by this age she would have already been crowing for over a month now since my rooster has been crowing since he was about 10-12 weeks old good luck.
 

jeneanxo

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 7, 2010
15
0
22
North Carolina
thanks everyone! I have been telling my husband for awhile now that I think she's a he. I have been watching for eggs too
. we would keep him, but in our neighborhood we can't have roosters (though we are considering seeing what happens...). maybe the neighbors won't hear the crowing over the sound of my great pyrenees barking? I guess I might have questions about introducing new chickens pretty soon!
 

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