So is my black australorp a girl? Or??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickachicka121, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. chickachicka121

    chickachicka121 New Egg

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    So I have a roo, who is obviously a roo. [​IMG]

    Then we have this one, who I thought was a girl, until her "crown" decided to sprout. Is it possible it's a smaller crown based only on the fact that we already have a dominant roo?
    They're about 23 weeks, both were suppose to be pullets....
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  2. scraig724

    scraig724 New Egg

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    That's what my girls look like...
     
  3. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, that is a rooster. A handsome one at that.

    I found that the more dominant roosters are the ones to "sprout" first, at least when you have a large number of hens for them to argue over. That's how I tell who is going to be the best breeder, generally the first couple ones to mature are the most willing to cover the hens.
     
  4. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    A picture of the saddle and hackle feathers would be even more helpful, though I'm leaning toward cockerel. [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet face to me. But a broadside shot would help.
     
  6. chickachicka121

    chickachicka121 New Egg

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    They're out free ranging now, let me see if o can get a better one.
     
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    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh, I was confused by the two pictures, I thought you were asking about the first one. [​IMG]

    The second one does make me think pullet also. Sorry about the confusion.
     
  9. chickachicka121

    chickachicka121 New Egg

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    [​IMG]

    The more I read, the more I think she might be a she. This is the one I got before the roo decided that I was too close to his "girl" (what a jerk). But I'm going to see if I can get a better one.
     
  10. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, she's a pullet.
     

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