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New to chickens. Make or female!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hchiro31, May 31, 2016.

  1. hchiro31

    hchiro31 New Egg

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    Please help! New to chickens and worried that this gal is a he! My son will be crushed if she is a he! Heard a weird noise this morning and almost sounded like a chicken finding its crow... But I was far away! My five others/ diff breeds / I am sure are female but this one has always made me wonder! She is 15 weeks and hopefully a female! Any advice [​IMG]
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    It has the profile of a hen. But it's impossible to tell for sure because we need a closeup of the neck and saddle feathers. Both would be very slender on a cockerel and much more rounded on a pullet.

    The red comb and wattles may indicate point of lay, so if you find her in a nest box squirting out an egg, your question will be answered.
     
  3. hchiro31

    hchiro31 New Egg

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  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say it's a late blooming cockerel. Sorry.
     
  5. hchiro31

    hchiro31 New Egg

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    Realized I Forgot to
    Post. It is a Australorp
    Which I know are known for the large combs...
     
  6. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Those saddle and hackle feathers are magnificently male. Gorgeous cockerel!
     

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