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Had been calling this a rooster, but not sure now.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ravie, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Ravie

    Ravie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys, this is a 11-12 week old Australorp/EE chick. I had been calling it a rooster because it's comb got redder earlier than the other chicks (all of which had non-EE mothers), but now I am not so sure. It's feathers are no different from the other chicks'. I am not seeing any point hackle or tail feathers. What do you think? I hope the picture is sufficient, this little bird likes to hang out in the bushes. I was lucky to get a shot of it before it dove for cover!


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  2. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

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    I myself don't know just from looking at him/her. Do you have any pictures of the others so we can compare them?
     
  3. Ravie

    Ravie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will try to get some. (S)he's hard to get a photograph of! Stay tuned! Going outside right now.
     
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a rooster. [​IMG]
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Based upon that pic, I'm going to say cockeral. Looks like some saddle feathers developing and pretty thick legs.
     
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  6. chickenbuttsowhat

    chickenbuttsowhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think its a pullet but im still kind of new but seems like all my pullets and hen have straight tails like that and most roosters i have seen r more bent over and fluffy looking if know what i mean also her feathers dont look a roosters feather with the pointed & shiny hackle and saddle feathers. hers feathers in hackle and saddle areas are oval & rounded which more like a hen hope i helped a lil
     
  7. khatar

    khatar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The curls, hackles, and saddles come over time, that comband legs indicate cockerel. You can even see the base of its neck hackles.
     
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  8. Ravie

    Ravie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys. I have been calling it a rooster all along, but today I decided to second-guess myself! Here are some more pics of his half-sisters and him. Note that his half-sisters are NOT EE crosses like he is. Their mothers are red or black sex-links.

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    Our Rooster again:

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  9. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    roo, he looks like mine. [​IMG]
     
  10. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

    May 22, 2010
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    I don't know.... [​IMG]
     

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