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

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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 Overrun With Chickens

    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 Overrun With Chickens

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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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  8. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens

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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

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    Yep, she's a pullet.
     

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