Is my australorp a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by undine, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. undine

    undine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive been noticing some saddle feathers on her... but i MAY be 100% wrong because im a newbie chicken owner =( Although she does look a bit different than my other asutralorp...feather wise, and theyre the same age.
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  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What do you you mean by she looks different from the others? From what I can see she looks like a pullet, her comb isn't very big, I don't see saddle feathers, and she looks about the same as the other pullets.
     
  3. undine

    undine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My other australorp has a big bulbous looking thing thats made up of her tail and back feathers that are near the tail LOL sorry if this doesnt make sense :( ill try to post a picture of my other girl
     
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know what the Orpington type back poof of feathers is called either (hump of feathers at base of tail and lower back). The reason your two Aussies would look different is being hatchery birds they are not bred true. Hatcheries breed for vigor and egg laying not true to individual breeds. Other strains/breeds are blended in.

    As for your bird in question it's definitely a pullet.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that she's a pullet. The comb is small, the body shape/stance is feminine, and I don't see any pointy hackle or saddle feathers.
     

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