I believe our chicken is a roo. pretty darn sure!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by IvoryLotus, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. IvoryLotus

    IvoryLotus In the Brooder

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    Hello all!

    Our beautiful (Australorp?) chicken is looking more and more like a rooster.
    My husband keeps saying "well he doesn't crow".
    Could just be a late bloomer, but our village doesn't allow roosters, so the sooner I know the better.

    Here s/he is!
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    BIG COMB??
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    Roosterlike tail feathers?
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    Love you all! thanks!!

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  2. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Not an Australorp, for sure... at least not purebred. As far as the sex of it, looks rooish but I'm not sure. [​IMG]
     
  3. IvoryLotus

    IvoryLotus In the Brooder

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    It was hatched from a school science class, so we are not sure what it is, but it's a cutie [​IMG]

    I guess it's not obvious what gender it is?
     
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  4. Red&Yellow

    Red&Yellow Songster

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    Yes, not pure Australorp. But gorgeous! Annnnd a he. [​IMG]
     
  5. IvoryLotus

    IvoryLotus In the Brooder

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    Darn,

    Okay. Next time I'll keep about 3 to make sure one of them is at least a pullet, and also try the trick about "the chicks that come right up to you are probably a roo"... and the picking it up by the shoulders and see if the legs go up, or stay down.

    I'll try all the tests!! lol
     
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Quote:We finally let our girls hatch out some eggs this year and of the 5 that hatched and lived, 4 are cockerels! [​IMG]
     

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