My Astralop...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pastorcm, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. pastorcm

    pastorcm New Egg

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    I got 3 chicks given to me when I bought 2 laying hens. After watching them grow I am concerned that I may have got a rooster in the mix.
    I was hoping someone may be able to help me make that distinction clear.[​IMG]
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  2. Rani

    Rani Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Rani

    Rani Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One more thought - could it be a Jersey Giant?

    according to


    Yellow underfoot = Jersey Giant
    White Underfoot = Black Australorp
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I hate to be the bringer of bad news, but the bird in question is definitely a rooster. :eek:( He's likely a Black Australorp, but you can check the bottoms of his feet to be certain. If they are an obvious yellow, he's a Jersey Black Giant. If they are another color (whitish, pinkish, grayish), then he is a Black Australorp.
     
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  5. Rani

    Rani Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For my personal 'chicken education', how can you tell? I'm new to this stuff.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    By the long pointed saddle feathers and sickle feathers that are developing on it. Also, the comb is larger and redder than those of the hens.
     
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  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me, too.
     

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