It's my first time having chickens and this site has been wonderful in all aspects..I have to admit i'm a long timer lurker...
I bought 6 'hen' chicks at day old, all different - australorp, wheaten maran, silkie, polish, araucana, cochin - so can't compare them to one another, but so far I think I have 3 roo's , we live in suburban Melbourne Australia so can't keep them, but i really love them and do not want to give them up!!
Wanted to ask whether you think my guesses are correct
Silkie - roo
maran - roo
cochin - roo
polish - hen
araucana - hen
australorp - ?
I just don't know what to think about my australorp. He/she is the most dominant in our flock (the largest as well), has stand-offs with the maran and silkie and occasionally jumps on top of the maran, for that reason i'm guessing it's a boy. But at 14/15 weeks it does not look like any of the roo pictures posted online, it does not have the big tail yet...though the wattles and comb are fairly big (pink and sometimes goes slightly red).
Let me know what you think...i'm hoping it's a girl
will post up pictures of the others when I get home tonight