I heard a noise this morning and ned to found the guilty one... Is this black Australorp a cockerel

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bcorsand, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. Bcorsand

    Bcorsand New Egg

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    We have few pullet but this one is developing differently. I tried to check the long feather and other tricks I found on Internet but I am just lost... Please help me :)

    I check the leg and didn't found any spur sign...

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    Thanks a lot :)
    Bb
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    How old is it? It's leg color is wrong for an Australorp, and the lack of tail feathers and just general look says rooster.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree - it may be a Jersey Giant but, I can't recall what color legs they have.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Jersey Giant have yellow skin with a dark wash on the legs.
     
  5. Bcorsand

    Bcorsand New Egg

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    This one is around 15weeks, the legs are definitly not black...
    So is it definitly a cockerel ?
    It's a really big bird so I will not be surprise if it's a Jersey Giant... really thought I bought a Australorp :/
     
  6. honeyb711

    honeyb711 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my Australorp. She is about 5/6mnths old.
     
  7. Bcorsand

    Bcorsand New Egg

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    Omg she doesnt look as big clearly... how are the eggs ? Thanks for the pic
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree that's a cockerel. If he's really a Giant, that would explain why he's a bit slower to develop. Aussie males are usually pretty apparent from an early age.
     
  9. honeyb711

    honeyb711 Out Of The Brooder

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    She is still only quiet small, but our red sex link is still a little smaller. Her eggs? Do you mean the colour? She lays the darkest eggs of all 4 of our girls.

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