Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emilyjay, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. emilyjay

    emilyjay Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    I need some help in sexing my Australorps! I've only ever had Silkies and can usually tell them apart quite easily when they get to a certain age, but I'm having trouble with these guys, I know of one them is DEFINITELY a roo.. the big guy in the background of one of my pictures, so I've been comparing the others to him.. but their combs and wattles don't seem to be as pronounced as "Big Reds". They do seem to "Square up" with each other sometimes but I'm really not sure! If anyone can help with confirmation that would be much appreciated!
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Those pictured are all cockerels. The red in the should is a dead giveaway, and I can see they all have male hackle and saddle feathers coming in.

    Also, I'm not sure, you guys may have a different standard in Australia, but here a blue australorp is supposed to be all blue, no red. So if that's the case there too then those aren't australorps either, maybe mixed breeds.
     
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  3. jbake

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    1 and 3 look like roos to me and 2 looks like a hen.
    I always look at the hackle and saddle feathers if they are pointy its male rounded means female. Though i could be wrong just a guess though.
     
  4. emilyjay

    emilyjay Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys I had a hunch that they were all roos! And yeah they're mixed breed!
     
  5. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All cockerels
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    All mixed breed cockerels.

    Red patches on the wings with that coloring is a male trait all the way. Sorry.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    mixed cockerels
     
  8. emilyjay

    emilyjay Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys! Had a feeling they were all roos, no big deal!
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    All cockerels.
     

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