Is my little BA a little cockeral!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LMEggs, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

    May 4, 2008
    Heres what I think is a boy out of my 7 ST run australorps I got last week!

    this boy has spread out points unlike the others just huge feet just like my marans cock did as a baby and he already has tiny wattles! heres Tart.

    He hates to be away from my hands! I had a hard time photographing him! hes in his baby wacky stage where hes all gangly

    He finally decided to sit on the ground a few moments....

    Sit boy SIT!
    He didn't want to sit...

    Close up [​IMG]

    Well What do you think ?
  2. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 29, 2008
    Meridian Idaho
    I don't know the sex of the baby but I want to snuggle it! He is cute!
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I would guess its a rooster.
  4. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hope that is not a boy. I gave my neighbor one of my Black Australorp chicks a week and a half ago and it looked a lot like yours in the comb when I saw it 2 days ago. It would be 4 weeks yesterday. She'll kill me because it is her favorite.

    Great. Now I am going to have to go take a picture. It was shipped here as a pullet.

    edited for spelling and typing errors. Sorry.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2009
  5. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    graham, nc
    if it has white spots above it's eye's it is a roo, if not it is a pullet, ba hens have tall combs on them, or at least that is the way mine are. william
  6. chickenlove2009

    chickenlove2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Woodlawn, Tn
    lay him upside down in your hands and hold him there until he stops moving. open your hands if he immediately gets up he is a boy if not or had difficulty he is a she.

    but i bet he is a boy. and a prety one at that [​IMG] lucky you
  7. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    I had a horrific time deciding if my pullets really were pullets instead of roos as they were growing. They were indeed all pullets, but sometimes they will look or do things that really make you nutty trying to figure it out for sure. I am thinking you have a pullet.
  8. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

    Mar 1, 2009
    Muskogee OK
    These are my BA hen and roo- i was disappointed as i thought i'd bought all pullets- but he really is a sweet heart- hope he stays that way...he's a lap chicken- likes to sit in your lap and just gaze around


    The hen..aka Duchess
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I'm guessing roo.
  10. wasatusay

    wasatusay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 29, 2008
    South Carolina
    I have found that on the good size order of light Brahma's, Jersey Giants and Buff Orpington chicks I got last year that all the Roo's tail feathers started popping out later and took longer to grow than the hens, along with the combs being more predominate very early on. Just an observation that stuck out to me as different.

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