Should all be Girls but is this a Boy??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crazy chook, May 27, 2010.

  1. crazy chook

    crazy chook Songster

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    I purchased 10 Australorp x newhampshire chicks from a hatchery, they are all suppose to be girls. This one stands out as being a rooster to me though? any thoughts?
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    Its comb is just so much brighter red than all the others, they are all light brownish pink. They are just on 6 weeks old
     
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  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster

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    Looks like a roo to me too.
     
  3. Sequin

    Sequin Songster

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    are the feathers at the nape of the neck rounded or pointed? Looks like a pullet to me. But I could be wrong. My austalorps gave me a heck of a time wondering if they were roosters or not.
     
  4. ve

    ve Songster

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    Boy-100%
     
  5. lemurchaser

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    If that cross breeding makes a sex-link, then odds are that it is a girl, just with early comb development. If not, then I say roo.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  7. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    That is a boy. A black bird crossed with a Red (or Red Columbian technically) doesn't produce a sex-link.
     
  8. crazy chook

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    No sex link. I spoke to the hatchery, They think she might be a he too so I can take it back and swap him for a her in a few weeks.
    Thanks everyone for your imput![​IMG]
     
  9. Mandalina

    Mandalina Songster

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    pretty roo.

    I got a RIR pullet one time....he is now my main rooster LOL
     

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