What's up with this tail? Breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HighNDryFarm, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, this girl, about 4 1/2 weeks is supposed to be an Australorp but this one's tail has stuck straight up and bigger then the others I got at the same time and within a week. So do you think this is an Australorp? And...I'm whispering this because I'm on a roll with hatching roo's and buying pullets that turn into them...is this a...gulp....boy?
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  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No clue about the tail, although it does look a little male to me.

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  3. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Does it look like an Australorp? What makes you say he?
     
  4. NanaLantana

    NanaLantana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't count on it being a roo just yet. I bought some chix from a feed store - one breed was called "white Austrolorp". I took one - then I looked up that breed, and can't find anywhere that they come in white! Now it's a little hen, with straight up tail like yours, and I think it's a white leghorn. Maybe yours is a black leghorn - just guessing!
     
  5. silkie101

    silkie101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes i agree i think it might be roo but im new to this
     
  6. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Too early to tell for me.

    FWIW, my mom has an Australorp with a "gamey" tail like that. She's still looking like a pullet at 10 weeks and her coloring is correct but the tail is wrong for her breed.
     
  7. Vora

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    Australorp Variants

    I was just browsing a page after reading your post and happened upon a picture of a white Australorp!
     
  8. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's exactly what I keep thinking about her, the tail looks gamey. First time with Astralorps, but I have had Buff Orpingtons but I've never seen a tail this prominent. So much to learn about each breed.
     
  9. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So is the consensus that she is ar least an Australorp? Anyone else on gender? Thanks!
     
  10. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say Australorp pullet...here is a pic of my roos, (its from last year so I know they are roos) and then one of my current pullet...

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    about the same age as yours, notice their combs and wattles, already getting red?

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    this is my pullet, about 12 weeks though....tail is large, dull comb....
     
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