Is my BA a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by willowbranchfarm, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    My black Australorp is 4 weeks old and has a bigger comb and starting to get red wattles. I can't post a pictures rite know but my avatar is my little BA Melanie and she is the one who might be a roo. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Without pictures it is hard to say. However, wattles at 4 weeks is a little early. Keep an eye on her/him.
     
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Thanks I will. [​IMG]
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i will guess a roo until u can get a bigger pic up
     
  5. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one just like yours she's 4 weeks will be 5 on Monday- pink wattles coming in and a comb( still tanish color) that looks like your avatar pic........Was wondering the same thing- will get a pic later....
     
  6. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Thanks for all your help.
     
  7. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just realized I failed to get pics of my australorps at 5 weeks... I get around to picture taking about every 3 weeks - oh noes, gotta get new chicks so I can take more pictures!!!

    Here's one of my girls at 8 weeks. The color is somewhat washed out from the flash, but they're still pale pink.

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  8. Mama Hen Chris

    Mama Hen Chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are my BA at around 3-4 weeks old
    pullet on left/ roo on right ( he crowed at 9 weeks old)

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  9. Woodcox Acre

    Woodcox Acre Out Of The Brooder

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    My guess is definately yes, a rooster.
     
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  10. willowbranchfarm

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    Thanks every one. I guess I'll have to beg my parents to keep him.
     

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