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 Post subject: Cockerel or Pullet?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:10 am 
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Friend just sent these photos of her Australorp "girl" which has started to crow [smilie=a_holycrap.gif] She is about 20 weeks old.

Having no experience with Australorps I was wondering if anyone can help sex her.

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 Post subject: Re: Cockerel or Pullet?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:48 pm 
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I think its a boy looking at the tail feathers and also the shape of the other feathers.
Feathers that tape off to a point are male.
If they were curved at their tips this lovely bird would be a lass
Also the wattles and comb are very red
Also males become active in their maleness at around 21 weeks.
Crowing a little late but spme must be that way

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Thanks Yas, not what my friend wants to hear, she lives in suburbia and it was sold as a pullet!

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 Post subject: Re: Cockerel or Pullet?
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wave.gif HH,

I agree with Yas, I think it's a cockerel. Here's a photo of one of my girls. Their combs and wattles are very red now, but have a look at the difference with the tail feathers. The girls dip off and the boys sit up higher.


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wonderful pic Chickababe shes beautiful

also a great feather shape comparison ( if I have the spelling right) to your pic HH

pointy feather ends male
curved feather ends female

I did get Lord Francis from some one who had bought him too and he was supposed to be a lass and that he was not.

Also noticed that the bird in your pics HH has a shiny plumage also a male look

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Thanks, Chickababe and Yas,

Not good for my friend at all [smilie=a_damnit.gif]

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I do hope that Gertie is not a Gerard :(

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Petite Poulet wrote:
I do hope that Gertie is not a Gerard :(


PP dear out of the two sets of pics in this thread which does Gertie look like?

love to see more pic's pf that beautiful chookie

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Chickababe wrote:
Here's a photo of one of my girls.
Wow, she's gorgeous Chicka [smilie=a_goodjobson.gif]

Love that plumage. Stunning than657

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Yes have to agree a cockerel, sorry


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