Roo or hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jole, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. Jole

    Jole New Egg

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    This is a 14 week old black australorp. I began wondering if this little girl was a rooster when I first introduced them to the older ladies and she actually protected the other little ones. Them she began to grow. First her legs and feet soon the rest of her was bigger than my three year old red sex links. Her peep sounds more like a goose and this morning she perched and made this long sound but it was not identifiable. Even though I know what this all sounds like, I'm not familiar with this breed and I'm curious if anyone can tell by looking a the pic. I think I will need more hens if I keep a juvenile rooster and I already am attached so I probably will.
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  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    Roo
     
  3. Jole

    Jole New Egg

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    Thank you.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You have a cockerel.
     
  5. 1876 Farm

    1876 Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agree, roo!!
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2013
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Rooster. That much comb for the age, the start of saddle feathers, and the gawky, gangly look all say male.
     
  7. PolkaDot77

    PolkaDot77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a rooster!
     
  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    cockerel
     
  9. Jole

    Jole New Egg

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    I guess I need to educate myself on roosters. I've read they can be a handful but important to the flock. So far,
    he has only pecked my husband in the mouth.... Definitely a keeper! Kidding of course, I'm mean if I had to choose between the two. Thank you all for responding so quickly.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2013

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