Gender Help Please :-)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dnitzman, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. dnitzman

    dnitzman Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    I am looking for some gender help with this Black Australorp. We have had it for 13 weeks. It was supposed to be only a few days old when we got it. It was from a sexed batch and is supposed to be a pullet. The comb has us concerned. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have looked at other pictures and tried to compare and looked at the feathers, but this is our first round of chickens and can't determine the gender.
     
  2. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, but he is a cockerel because he has pointed feathers and a large comb. :(
     
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  3. dnitzman

    dnitzman Out Of The Brooder

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    That is what we were thinking. Thank you for your response.
     
  4. dnitzman

    dnitzman Out Of The Brooder

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    Att what age do they start crowing?
     
  5. SJ

    SJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crowing is different with each bird and varies greatly from breed to breed and even within the breed. It is hard to say. My Leghorns were crowing at 11 weeks this year and my Delawares are 18 weeks and I finally heard one crow today. Pointy feathers vs round are a dead give away when determining gender. You got a boy. Look at his hackle feathers tips and then your hens hackle feather tips. Do the same with the tail feathers.
     
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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    cockerel.

    They start crowing any time from 2 weeks to a year [​IMG]. Most common age range is 4-5 months, though.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel
     
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  8. dnitzman

    dnitzman Out Of The Brooder

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    Looking for a new home around San Diego
     
  9. dnitzman

    dnitzman Out Of The Brooder

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    We chose to have 1 BA because of egg production we read about, but guess there won't be any eggs :)
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     

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