Two Autralorps - is one a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sakana, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. sakana

    sakana Out Of The Brooder

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    We have two approximately 5 month old Australorps. I am suspicious that the chicken on the left in this photo is a rooster. Any thoughts?
     
  2. alaskan_crew

    alaskan_crew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not an expert, but that one definetely looks like a rooster!
     
  3. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say one roo one hen
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Lets see. 5 months old. If she just got that comb in the last month that means she is laying or ready to lay. If I see those tail feathers right, and she has no hackles or sickles... It's a girl. Mature girl. Congrats if you wanted a girl and sorry if you wanted a boy. It is 100% pullet.
     
  5. NJfarmer

    NJfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my australorp rooster





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    this is my australorp hen
     
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    That looks like a girl ready to lay to me.
     
  7. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    2 hens I think...my australorps look just like that one. Ready to lay is the correct answer... :)
     
  8. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup two girlies!
     
  9. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on the left looks just like my 5 month old girls who have just began to lay.

    I'm not an expert, but don't give up hope yet!
    Jess
     
  10. lady chicken whisperer

    lady chicken whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    definitely a hen. Remember that Black Australorps are known for their huge combs!! Haha, thats not even half the size of the comb my BA hen had though. Try not to judge just by comb, that normally doesnt work, everyone always thinks its a roo if it has any type of comb.
     

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