Originally Posted by NevadaRain
From the local Feed store I ordered 8 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Silkies, and 4 Black Australorps. On Feb 25th my Rhode Island Reds and Silkies came in, but my Australrops didn't come in until March 31st and they ordered me 6 Australorps instead of 4. Those were all Straight Run. Additionally, I ordered 7 Golden Laced Wyandottes (1 male and 6 females) that were shipped on April 4th and arrived on April 6th. I know that 3 of the Rhode Island Reds are Roos and will have to go. I looked at the wings (for wing sexing) of the Australorps and it looks like all of them are girls. The only rooster that I plan on keeping is the Golden Laced Wyandotte so if anyone is close to me and wants a Rhode Island Red rooster let me know. I live in Fallon, NV.
Wing sexing does not work on 99% of breeds. It's not universal, it's a genetic trait that's been bred into some strains of commercial poultry (like leghorns) for easy, 100% accurate sexing. You'll have to wait on the Aussies to sex them