Sigh... we're 'Team Blue' here, aren't we? :(

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nearlyalegume, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. nearlyalegume

    nearlyalegume New Egg

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    This is Vader. Vader is four and a bit weeks old, and is apparently an Australorp. Vader is, of course, my kids' favorite chicken.

    I think that Vader is a boy...

    We can't have a roo here :(

    I'm looking at:
    • Comb and wattle are suddenly quite well-developed,
    • Tail feathers which are pointier than the other two chickens of the same age,
    • Behavior (Vader's favorite spot right now is on top of the water fountain).

    I'd appreciate your opinions, whether they confirm my suspicions or otherwise. Thank you :)

    On top of spagheeeeettiiiiiii...
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    Tail shape comparison to Saffron, who is a Lohmann brown.
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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    That comb is definitely very cockerel like, but it's really way too early to know.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  4. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most likely a cockerel!
     
  5. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm not trying to be a downer, but my black Aussie did not even develop her come until she was past the 20 week mark and now as a laying hen it is small. If he is in deed a he, maybe you could do a switcheroo.
     
  7. nearlyalegume

    nearlyalegume New Egg

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    We're hoping to be able to do a quiet switch - I suspect that my eldest (6) will work it out, but hopefully the younger ones won't. When would you recommend that I 'call it', so to speak? 6 weeks? Older? Younger?
     

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