Is my australorp a roo?

undine

Chirping
6 Years
Jun 3, 2013
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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.








 

Veer67

Songster
7 Years
Jul 2, 2013
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Together with the flock
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.
 

undine

Chirping
6 Years
Jun 3, 2013
338
10
88
Los Angeles
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.

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
 

Egghead_Jr

Crowing
11 Years
Oct 16, 2010
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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.
 

Wyandottes7

Crowing
6 Years
Jul 24, 2013
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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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