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Opinions on gender? 4 wk old Australorps.

post #1 of 9
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My two Australorp chicks are 4 weeks old now and one is definitely a roo. Not sure about the second chick though. I'm thinking maybe 2 roos because I've seen them jump at each other play fighting (do pullets do that?) My first chick raising experience so it's all new to me :-)

I got a bunch of photos today when we took them out into the sun run for a play, so thought I might as well see what other people think!

Cheepy Chicken 1 is the one that has got to be a roo. He's in the back in all the following photos. Cheepy Chicken 2 is the one that has me guessing still.











And in these photos Cheepy Chicken 1 is the one on the right;




Interested to see what other people think :-) Another couple of weeks and hopefully I'll know for sure!

Just have to add this one last pic of Cheepy Chicken 1 because it's adorable :-)
post #2 of 9
Pullets do spar with each other, but I think you've got two boys there.
post #3 of 9

They are to young to say for sure but my guess right now is cockerels. I would post again when they are older to confirm.

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post #4 of 9
Pullets definitely do "fight" like that! It is one of the cutest things to me, always gets me laughing. They have these little disputes sometimes. I just attribute it to them working out the pecking order.
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Thank you everyone :-) Interesting about pullets sparring like that. These two are getting leggier by the day, so I think you are all right and I have two boys!
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Thank you everyone :-) Interesting about pullets sparring like that. These two are getting leggier by the day, so I think you are all right and I have two boys!

Your welcome :).

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Cheepy Chicken 1 and Cheepy Chicken 2 have officially been renamed Batman and Robin by my son haha. I hope they can live together peacefully as bachelors!
Edited by MistyLuci - 4/2/16 at 12:58am
post #8 of 9
Fair warning, although you may get lucky and have two friendly roosters, you might end up with a pair of roosters living an unwanted alternative lifestyle.
post #9 of 9
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Thanks :-) I'll just have to wait and see. I have other options if it doesnt work out.
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