Rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sh-chick, Aug 14, 2019 at 4:39 AM.

  1. Sh-chick

    Sh-chick Hatching

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    I have this 17 week old black Australop. I was wondering if it’s a hen or a Roo, don’t really let you pet it. Doesn’t squat, when you try to it runs away. No crowing yet. All my other austalorps let you pet them and squat, for me. When I touch the other hens, it just watches you. Im just unsure about this one.
     

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  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Can you get a clearer pic of the saddle area? Can't see much with the feathering, but I'm going to say pullet. I think a BJG or Australorp cockerel would have bigger comb and wattles than that. I'd still like a saddle pic to be absolutely positive though.
     
  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    She's a pullet.
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Pullet
     
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  5. rocking chickens

    rocking chickens In the Brooder

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    Pullet
     
  6. Chelsa'sChicks

    Chelsa'sChicks Songster

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    Its a girl :)
     
  7. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    I believe you have a pullet :)
     
  8. Sh-chick

    Sh-chick Hatching

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    Here’s a better picture of the saddle area. It’s so hard to take a decent picture.
     

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  9. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Songster

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    Pullet. She's not squatting because she's just not ready yet
     
  10. TooCheep

    TooCheep Chirping

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    Yup. A pullet. Chickens have both breed-tendencies and individual personalities. My Australorp is very skittish, while the other two (Barred Rock and Rhode Island Red) are more friendly.
     

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