Do I have a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by indego_88, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. indego_88

    indego_88 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my 19 week old australorp.. who is huge! I have a feeling she is a he but have not had much experience with this before so i am not entirely sure. Appart from the huge size and long tail there have been no other behavours or signs of a rooster. No crowing, pestering chickens etc. At what age are they meant to show this anyway? Is she a he?

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  2. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    looks like a rooster to me
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Yep, you guessed it right, she is a HE. [​IMG] You can tell because of how big his comb and wattles are at his age and by the appearance of the long sickle feathers(the tail feathers).
     
  4. Chef

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

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    Diddo! Roo
     
  5. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    Yes I am right [​IMG] I have been learning from BYC!!! Also I have bought to many pullets only to have them grow up to be a roosters [​IMG]
     
  6. indego_88

    indego_88 Out Of The Brooder

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    hmm thought so. When well he show any other signs like crowing etc? Why hasnt he yet?
     
  7. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    mine all crowed around 4 months and older! Spurs start around 7-8 months.
     
  8. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have had some roosters wait until 7 months to crow. He will when he is ready. [​IMG]
     
  9. indego_88

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    hmm not sure what to do now, i love him so much and mum wont want to keep him [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2009
  10. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    Yep, definately a roo.
     

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