Thoughts on a hen or roo please help ??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by longtan19, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. longtan19

    longtan19 New Egg

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    Please help it's a 14 week australorp blue/lavender unsure if a roo or hen ??


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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] It's a cockerel.
     
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  4. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a roo and welcome to BYC.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a young rooster.
     
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I can see why that could be a little confusing. The legs are pretty thin and the general shape is feminine. The dark red comb and large wattles at 14 weeks (thanks for including age) are a strong indication that it is a male, but the tail feathers are starting to curve down and I think I can see pointy saddle feathers. Those last two are a dead giveaway.

    It is male.
     

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