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Roo or hen??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cmsagirl, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. cmsagirl

    cmsagirl Out Of The Brooder

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    We let our broody Dominique hen hatch and raise 2 chicks late last summer, both are grown now and are different breeds. One is an australorp hen, she just laid her first egg yesterday :D
    The other, Doodle, we thought was a roo, but he hasn't begun crowing, and our dom hen that he is with has started laying 2 eggs a day (started about a month ago) and one day even 3 eggs! Doodle looks an awful lot like our leghorn hen, could doodle be a dudette? Any ideas? (doodle is on the left)
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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Doodle looks like a hen to me, actually. [​IMG] I don't see any long, pointed saddle and hackle feathers.

    ~Alex
     
  3. cmsagirl

    cmsagirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Woo! More eggs! Lol thanks!
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    Agreed, but I don't think your black one is an Australorp. It looks more like a mix.
    Here is a picture of an Australorp:
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    Yours has small looking crest on its head.
     
  5. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!

    Your white one is a hen.... probably a White Leghorn (maybe mixed)

    The others are right, your other doesn't really look like an austrolorp unless it's a mix. :)
     
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  6. cmsagirl

    cmsagirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol my australorp hen isn't pictured :) doodle is the mix, not real sure what he (now she :) ) is. The Dom hen hatched out 2 chicks, Doodle was one and the australorp hen was the other, her name is petunia. I put doodle's pic up next to our white leghorn (she lays huge eggs so I know she's a hen) because even tho they're different breeds I thought they looked similar enough for me to think doodle (the black crested) could very well be a dudette lol!
     
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  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    Hahaha, my mistake [​IMG]. I would guess Doodle is probably a Polish mix.
     
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  8. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You're welcome! Hooray for another laying hen! [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     

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