11 weeks old now......all girls?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ardmairchix, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Ardmairchix

    Ardmairchix In the Brooder

    Shouldn't I be able to see sex differences in my Black Australorps by now? I got what I thought was a 'straight run' of 24 from Ideal via my feed store but so far not a cock-a-doodle-doo or any discernable male traits from a single one of 'em!
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I think you would know by 11 weeks, but you can always post a picture of them. Everybody here likes pictures [​IMG]
     
  3. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Songster

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    gimme pictures
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    I like pictures
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    I have a Black Australorp, She's perty, and She protects my white Leghorn from big bad things, like pigeons, my dog (whose smaller than her) and me when I bring treats. Silly hyperactive pullets
     
  4. Ardmairchix

    Ardmairchix In the Brooder

    Here are pictures, taken this very morning.....

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  5. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Songster

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    She's definately a she.. not a comb in sight.

    This is my girl at 12 weeks. The flash has bleached the colour out of the photo, but you can see the size of the comb

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  6. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I see girls too [​IMG]
     
  7. Ardmairchix

    Ardmairchix In the Brooder

    Oh great [​IMG] anyone need a dozen?
     
  8. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Songster

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    You wanted a flock of Roos??

    Here's a pic of an 18week roo

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  9. Ardmairchix

    Ardmairchix In the Brooder

    No, but I only built a coop big enough for 12 birds thinking we'd eat the roosters at 14 weeks or so, after some atrition during the 'raising' process - there wasn't any [​IMG]..........One handsome roo like yours wouldn't have hurt though!
     
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  10. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Songster

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    I don't know, but I think you could have some boys! Some of them have a longer looking tail than the others. And maybe a droop to the tail as well? It was hard to see completely with the tall grasses.
     

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