I was wondering if this is a rooster or hen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by emilybeth, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. emilybeth

    emilybeth Hatching

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    [​IMG]. Hi I am new to this whole chicken thing and have a small flock of mixed birds I have 5 heirloom Rhode Island reds and one black austra lorp . I think my austra is a rooster not to sure . My eggs have a white spot in the yokes and it makes a strange loud sound like a hearty laugh not a traditional crow . Very confused .
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Mountain Peeps has asked a good question regarding its age. I have Black Australorps, and don't see anything that is screaming rooster in yours. Feel free to ask if you have any more questions. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  4. emilybeth

    emilybeth Hatching

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    Thank you it's a 1 year 3 months old :) I am wondering why all my eggs have a white spot in the yolk ? Its I much larger then the others and not nearly as friendly I always catch it jumping and picking on the others nothing crazy just more aggressive then the rest. .
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Oh if she is a year than that is 100% a hen. Do you have roosters? If so, that white spot might indicate fertility. Australorps are known for laying large eggs so no surprise there![​IMG]
     
  6. Michael OShay

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    At that age, she's definitely a hen. She's evidently very intent on establishing her dominance at the top of the pecking order.
     
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    A hen!
     
  9. emilybeth

    emilybeth Hatching

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    Thank you all so much this has helped a lot :) good to know luna is not a Larry
     
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