What breed and sex is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lindz8504, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. lindz8504

    lindz8504 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I know these aren't the greatest pictures, but I was lucky to be able to get them! This chick is roughly 2 1/2 months old I think. I am not sure of the breed or the sex. Does anyone have any suggestions? I think maybe possibly a Australope.
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The bird appears to be an Australorp or Jersey Giant cockerel (thick legs, gangly appearance, lack of tail--that is why I think it is a cockerel). If I knew what color the bottoms of the feet were, I could fully tell what breed he is, as Australorps have white pads of feet, and Jersey Giants have yellow pads.
     
  3. GreenEggsNSpam

    GreenEggsNSpam Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree in full with your assessment. It is a Black Australorp. And it looks like a hen to me!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    What color are the bottoms of its feet? If they are white, it is likely and Australorp, or a Black Orpington. If they are yellow, you have a Jersey Giant or a Black Java (with the Jersey Giant being more likely, as Javas are kind of rare). As for the gender, I believe that it is a cockerel. This is because of the tall, roosterish stance, incomplete feathering (males grow slower), thick legs, and comb size and color.
     
  5. lindz8504

    lindz8504 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't tell you the color of the bottoms of its feet.... I am lucky to get within 10 feet of the bird. I took the pictures with the zoom maxed in.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Well then, for now, I think he is an Australorp, as those are more common than Jersey Giant.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Australorp cockerel.
     

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