Hen or Rooster??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FreeRange-Mama, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. FreeRange-Mama

    FreeRange-Mama Out Of The Brooder

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    We have two Austrathorp chickens, my husband thinks one is a male. I think they are both females. Can you all help us out?[​IMG]
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    How old?
     
  3. Schaafty

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    Female, are they
    Laying?
     
  4. FreeRange-Mama

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    No, they aren't laying yet. The lady that sold them to me told me said they were almost 6 months old and that they should start laying any day.
     
  5. Schaafty

    Schaafty Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, then I would say they are definitly both hens,
     
  6. FreeRange-Mama

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    Here is another picture of the chicken in question.
     
  7. FreeRange-Mama

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    That's great! That's what I was hoping for. We already have a rooster. :)
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    I'm sorry but tail feathers don't lie, those are cockerels. Here is an Australorp hen:
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  9. Rhodebar Lover

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    The Australorp in question is definitely a cockerel because of his pointed saddle feathers. I'm not sure if you know this or not, but the Easter Egger in the background of the first picture is also a cockerel. Can I see some pictures of your other Australorp?
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    They aren't Australorps, for one thing. I can see yellow skin showing through their webbing on their feet. Australorps have white skin. I think they are much younger than you were told. They look like 12 to 16 week old cockerels. The male saddle feathers are just starting to come in on their backs.
     
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