What breed and gender? Australorp?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ColoradoPeeps, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. ColoradoPeeps

    ColoradoPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the person we got this one from said it was an EE, then said she may have given us a Blue or Black Copper Marans. Some feedback from a previous post has us thinking it's an Australorp but we really don't know for sure. Beautiful colors on the black feathers when the sun hits it...green, purple, and blue. It's about 7 1/2 weeks. The comb and waddles have us worried it may be a roo but it sure acts like a pullet. Please let us know what you think!

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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    With that comb/wattle at seven weeks would vote roo. Am not seeing any face feathering so X2 probably not an EE, or any feathers on the feet (not all Marans have them though) which seem pink/white on bottom? so X2 could be an Australorp.
     
  3. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...can you get a nice, up close shot of that comb? It doesn't quite look like a single comb...and EEs are mutts, so they don't always have muffs or complete pea combs...the comb and wattles do look awful red for such a youngster, but I have been surprised by babies before, so I am always hesitant to give a gender answer till later on. Also, can we have a shot of the bottoms of its feet? that is the easiest way to tell australorp (from jersey giant, anyway).
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cockerel.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  6. GOLDENSEABRIGHT

    GOLDENSEABRIGHT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say a EE cockerel because of the beard size at that young of age.
     
  7. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it is a australorp and it does not appear to be an Easter egger. It is however a rooster.
     
  8. ColoradoPeeps

    ColoradoPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. Here are the comb and foot pics as requested...

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  9. SpringPeeper

    SpringPeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since it hatched from a blueish egg, my guess would be that the hen was an EE and the rooster probably something like an Australorp.
     
  10. ColoradoPeeps

    ColoradoPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are not sure the color of the egg since she said she may have mixed up the chicks at some point.
     

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