Can someone please help with this gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lpiper, May 29, 2016.

  1. lpiper

    lpiper Out Of The Brooder

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    This Black Astralorp is 7 1/2 wks old and is behaving a bit like a rooster. It's tail is pointed and high but no comb. What do you think? Thanks for your help!

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  2. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Girls can act boyish, especially if they are a dominant bird (or trying to be). I had two cochin bantams I was convinced were boys because of their behaviour as chicks. One is very dominant and keeps the older chicks in check! But they turned out to be girls. We also have an Old English Game bantam hen who will mount our Wyandotte bantams as a show of dominance. I'd expect some comb and wattles by now if your bird was a cockerel.
     
  3. beccaWA

    beccaWA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have black Australorps and I think it's a pullet. Australorps carry their tails more upright than most other chicken breeds, so that's normal.
     
  4. lpiper

    lpiper Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You!
     

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