Hens or Roosters - Want to be sure

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MTopPA_18707, May 16, 2011.

  1. MTopPA_18707

    MTopPA_18707 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Roosters vs. Hens

    So . . . . I have 9 Black Australorps and am trying be sure which are Roosters because it's freezer camp time.
    [ The roosters have started to crow - which won't work in my neighbourhood. ]

    The birds are 8 weeks old.

    6 have large combs and waddles.

    3 have little or no comb, and none of these 3 have waddles.

    Here are a few pics:



    What to you guys think ?

    The last thing I want to do is send a young hen to freezer camp !

    Right now, I'm leaning toward any of my 8 week old Birds with big comb and waddles is a Rooster and is going to freezer camp.
    The others with a small or non-existent comb - and no waddles - is a hen.

  2. Laurelm

    Laurelm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
    San Diego County
    Looks like roos to me - they will be very handsome boys - maybe you can find them a good home rather than eat them...just a thought

    PHILMAN Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2011
    South Plainfield , NJ
    Looks like 3 roos to me too! Sorry !
  4. MTopPA_18707

    MTopPA_18707 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks Everyone . . . now I won't worry.


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