Our new Australorps hen or roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nick121, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. nick121

    nick121 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all new to the forums, we got 2 Australorps a day ago. We know Bitey is a Roo at 5/7 weeks not to sure, But Blacky is 5 weeks and is meant to be a hen but really not sure. Please can anyone help

    Blacky Hen ????
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  2. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you got it right, but still is too early.
     
  3. nick121

    nick121 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks and yeah next few weeks will tell all I guess. Just got everything crossed we got what we wanted a roo and a hen [​IMG]
     
  4. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, but they aren't great pics, we need clear pics of the comb and wattles, and we need them standing up alone.
     
  5. nick121

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    Will get some if I can later today :) Blacky does not have any wattles as of now, but her comb is what is throwing us. Where as Bitey has about 1/4 of an inch wattles and his comb is quite big and red
     
  6. nick121

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    A few more photos of our now close to 6 week old hen ??? and Roo

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  7. nick121

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    Blacky the hen ? eating our mint plants on there stroll around our back yard
     
  8. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, that's tough, but my guess would be pullet, but I'm no expert, they sure are HUGE for 6 weeks old.
     
  9. nick121

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    Thanks for your input chickenlover :) Yeah they are growing very fast, we are going off an age the breeder told us of 5/6 weeks and we have had them for a week. Both myself and wife think the roo is older than that. With the meant to be hen the comb has been throwing us, as it is quite large. But everything crossed it is a hen lol. Picking up 2 more a week Wednesday, he has some very very nice birds all bred from 2 show roosters who were big beautiful animals, his hens were huge with very dark red vibrant combs.
     
  10. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2012
    you're welcome!
     

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