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Pullet or Roo?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by whitehousefarm, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. whitehousefarm

    whitehousefarm In the Brooder

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    Is there a way to tell if a 18 week old is a hen or a rooster? I was supposed to have gotten 3 started Austalope pullets but one of them is crowing every morning and none are laying yet. I realllllly dont want a rooster!
     

  2. Noymira

    Noymira Songster

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    Quote:Post pictures in the breed/gender forum, you'll get lots of guesses!
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Quote:Methinks you have yourself a roo.
     
  4. duckinnut

    duckinnut Songster

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    If you think your hearing a crow,thats probably not a good sign if you dont want a rooster. There is a BIG difference between hen noise and the crow. I ended up with 4 last year,by the time 4 months rolled around I suspected that I had at least 3.BIG TIME BUMMER
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2011
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Songster

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    Here is a picture of my Australorp roo....I had 4 of these and 5 BR roos...(NOT planned)

    and then a pic of my Australorp pullet...which does yours resemble the most?

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    Notice the feathering difference, comb, wattle...and the crowing, not a good sign, sorry!
     

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