I finally downloaded all of the photos from my 6-week data collection day and I'm beginning to think that I may have as many as 18 cockerels out of 26 chicks. Several chicks that I had originally thought were pullets are suddenly developing some serious wattles and combs at just 6 weeks. Here are the suspects in the NN category:
Lacey? Or Lance?
Ruby or Rudy?
And finally....Tess is looking more like Taz these days.
Out of my five Australorp mixes, four are turning out to be cockerels, including this guy....one of my favorite NNs for both growth rate/size and personality:
This shot really doesn't do him justice. In the week since I took this, he's developed more interesting burst of white throughout his feathering, but at least you can see what's showing up in his muff and a bit in his wing feathers.