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Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emanon, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. emanon

    emanon New Egg

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    I got this one at approx weeks old, sold to me as an Australorp and a vent sexed hen.

    Sooty is now about 8-9 weeks old and starting to get a comb.

    Whats your guess??

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  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Sorry, but that is a cockerel... Aussies get big combs pretty quick, but pullets don't get that red that early... they made a mistake... :/
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  4. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is my Astralorp hen at 8 weeks old
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    I'm afraid yours is a Cockrel
     
  5. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you please get a picture of the wing stretched out?
     
  6. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cockerel.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel. :eek:(
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel- will seller exchange for a pullet?
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     

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