Is my australorp a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CaliaThompson6, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. CaliaThompson6

    CaliaThompson6 New Egg

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    Hi there, I was just wondering if anybody could help me with inentifying my 11 week old Australorp chick. She is in a pen with a 12 week old Blue Andalusian. The Australorp (aussie) is very rude and pushy with the Blue Andalusian (andee). Andee has a yellow comb where as Aussie has a red one. Thanks:)
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - hopefully you can get a photo posted soon so we can see the bird in question and help you with the gender ID. A reddening comb at 11 weeks is fairly good evidence of being a cockerel, but seeing it for ourselves is helpful
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on Ol Grey Mare; trying to ID a bird without a photo is like shooting in the dark. If you can get a pic posted, we'd be happy to take a look at your Australorp for you. :eek:)
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    NEED a photo
     
  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Yup, a photo would be good. :)
     
  6. CaliaThompson6

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    [​IMG] Here's one photo but it blurry so will post another in a minute.
     
  7. CaliaThompson6

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Those aren't Australorps. If they have a single comb, they are Lavender Orpingtons. If they don't, they're probably a mixed breed. Looks like you have 1 pullet and 1 cockerel
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with BantamFan4Life; and the cockerel looks to me to have a pea comb.
     

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