Is my black australorp a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aschassberger, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. aschassberger

    aschassberger In the Brooder

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    This is our first experience with chickens (and my first post!). We have 6 chicks from mypetchicken all sexed to be female, but this little one has me scared (no roosters allowed in san jose). They are almost 3 weeks old. She/he seems to have an attitude already and is the biggest of the bunch - we have six different breeds so I don't have anything to compare to. I know it's a little early to tell, but I just want to know what the professionals think. ;-)

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    thanks!
     
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

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    Sorry, but that is a HE.

    Matt
     
  3. bubblesegg

    bubblesegg In the Brooder

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    no. i tought i had a roo but it is actualy a hen and looked like that. [​IMG]
     
  4. lovinlife

    lovinlife Songster

    My Australorp doesn't have nearly that big a comb. I think that's a boy.
     
  5. aschassberger

    aschassberger In the Brooder

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    and I swear that comb just popped up over night. I guess only time will tell, but it's not looking good. [​IMG]
     
  6. aschassberger

    aschassberger In the Brooder

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    thanks for the input!
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    That little cockerel certainly has claimed the waterer, hasn't he!
     
  8. watersoflethe

    watersoflethe Songster

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    i'm thinking you have a roo...
    i have 2 black australop pullets right now around 7 weeks old
    they still have a smaller comb than that...
     
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    I'm terrible at the gender thing, I just wait till they either crow or lay an egg. [​IMG]
     
  10. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Songster

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    My Australorps with combs that size and that red at that age have all been roos...sorry.....you can always cross your fingers really hard.
     

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