1 month old australorp... He or she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sofi, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Sofi

    Sofi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or is it too early to tell?

    I am starting to think it's a cockerel... Uneven feathering, bald spot on its back, long neck, incipient comb, larger than the other chick its age (although the other chick is a silver laced wyandotte), noisy and freaks out if I try to handle it...

    What do ya'll experts think??


    He/she hatched 1/27/2014
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    Next to silver laced wyandotte
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    long neck
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    Last edited: Feb 22, 2014
  2. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To early for that.. I noticed most Austrlorps take a while to sex and sometimes the one you think is a female turns into a male out of nowhere.
     
  3. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    While the signs are pointing at male, Australorps can be one of those difficult breeds as the previous poster said. The crest isn't overly convincing, in my opinion. I would reckon it's probably a male but it's a little early.
     
  4. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    Like others have said it does have a slighty big comb for its age, but it is still not out of the realm of possibility that it could be a pullet.
     
  5. Sofi

    Sofi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'll update when he/she grows more :)
     

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