Is this a pullet or a cockerel?

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  1. ie123

    ie123 New Egg

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    I got this little one about a month ago, the farmer I got it from said she hatched in June there is no sign of a big comb but the tail feathers are kind of long. Does it look like a pullet or a cockerel? Thanks in advanced. By the way if you can't tell I'm new to this, I did get much help by reading post here to build my coop thanks to all.
     
  2. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like he has sickle feathers on his rump, so I'd guess cockerel (but I'm not 100% on that as the pic doesn't show fine enough detail).
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Sumatra cockerel.
     
  4. ie123

    ie123 New Egg

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    They told me it was a black astralorp.
     
  5. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Australorp? It doesn't look Australorp-ish in the pic, but maybe that's because of the angle. You really can't see the head or the shape of the body. Basically, check our the feathers just before the tail. If they're long and pointy, you have a roo.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You have a Black Sumatra cockerel, not a Black Australorp.
     
  7. ie123

    ie123 New Egg

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    Thanks all, after reading a little more more I think it is a black Sumatra cause the bottom of the feet are yellow. I'm not sure yet if it's a cockerel since the other hens are always picking on it.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your bird is a cockerel. Those longer, flowing feathers hanging down in front of the tail are only on males. The hens are picking on him cause he's still just a baby, not cause of gender.

    I don't know Sumatras enough to say that's one, but it's not an Australorp. Aussies are much larger, blockier and upright with large straight red combs. This bird is longer, leaner, more streamlined looking, plus the dark skin and small comb.
     
  9. ie123

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    Here are a few more pics of my little guy I guess not sure if I'm allowed to have rooster though, will have to check soon.
     
  10. ie123

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    Just an update it's a hen and she has laid about 6 eggs so far, since last Friday 4 not bad.
     

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