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4 Black Australorps Gender Yet at 5 wks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenbelle, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. chickenbelle

    chickenbelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are 4 from the same brood. One is very underdeveloped compared to the others. I have read everything I can, but still cannot get a decent guess on these guys.


    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]The comb on this one is still dark. Bird 1



    [​IMG][​IMG]This one still has nubs for tail feathers. Bird 2




    [​IMG][​IMG]This is the biggest of the four, but has a fairly red comb and wattles starting. Bird 3

    [​IMG]This one also is turning red in the comb and wattles. Bird 4



    [​IMG] Bird 3 on left and 4 on right. Any suggestions? I'm afraid these are going to turn out to be all boys! Will I be able to tell on this breed more by the hackle feathers or tails first?
     
  2. Texas Wolf

    Texas Wolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 17, 2012
    is there a question?
     
  3. chickenbelle

    chickenbelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted in the title that I was questioning whether someone with more expertise on the breed could tell gender yet.
     
  4. Texas Wolf

    Texas Wolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 17, 2012
    ok fine then
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    last two are definitely boys
     
  6. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] The sex is kind of hard to tell from pics but, it looks like #1 is a little pullet. The other three with the developing combs and coloring, look like little roos.
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    1 looks like a puulet
    2 looks like a pullet
    3 cant really tell
    4 is a cockerel

    re-post pics in another 2 weeks please
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i think the op was talking about more expertise than herself/himself. no need to seem offended by that :/
     
  9. warmwater

    warmwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think 1,2,3 are pullets....4's a roo. Although my BA's Combs got red early....I compaired the leg size. Thick legs....roo. Still post again in a few weeks

    to be sure.
     
  10. chickenbelle

    chickenbelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Birds 3 and 4 have similar sized legs. 1 and 2 are smaller overall. I'm hoping there's just one roo in this bunch...4. Though 3 and 4 have feathered out faster, the feathers I'm seeing are all round tipped. These guys all have great personalities. I'm really hoping I have only 1 roo. Thanks for looking!
     

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