Harry or Harriet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 5starchooks, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. 5starchooks

    5starchooks In the Brooder

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    Hi, I am new to chicken-keeping. I bought this one 3 months ago and was told it was an Australorp pullet. He/she is now 6 months old, and I am wondering if she is actually a he. Have I been misled?
    Thanks in advance for your help. 22E066A9-E0DB-4A71-8660-1F15CAE2C111.jpeg ED722E8E-2E51-4B18-AD33-3165485FEF9C.jpeg
     
  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    That’s a cockerel.
     
  3. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Free Ranging

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    That’s a cockerel.
    He has visable rooster saddle and hackle feathers.
    Here’s two photos of my own showing the differences between hen and rooster saddle feathers.
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    Lovely cockerel you have :)
     
  4. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Cockerel
    And not an Australorp
     
  5. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Free Ranging

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    Looks like a very lightly colored buff orpington cockerel to me. Lovely birds.
     
  6. 5starchooks

    5starchooks In the Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for your quick replies.
    Any ideas on what breed he might be?
    I guess I won’t be buying from that seller again!
     
  7. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Handsome fella tho. Are ya keeping him???
     
  8. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Mix? He doesn't fit any known breeds.
     
  9. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Free Ranging

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    Where did you get him? Also, vent sexing chicks is never 100% so be prepared to get a rooster from wherever and whoever you get your birds from. The only 100% female chicks you can get are sex linked hybrids. Most hatcheries claim to have a 90% success rate with sexing, so 1 out of every 10 chicks you get could be a cockerel.
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    :welcome Harry is a big boy - anyone think he might be a White Jersey Giant ?
     
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