5 weeks old and wondering (breed and gender)

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My black chick, the first chick pictured, is a bit over 5 weeks. He/she was sold to me as a black australorp (purchased two but my other BA has feathered feet, so I'm thinking it's a maran of some sort).

This chick is a spitfire, always giving me the evil eye, and just generally testy. I've been keeping close watch on it's comb and wattles because I've suspected it's a cockerel for some time. Tell me what you think of his/her breed and gender.

While you're here, please check out my (supposedly) barred rock chick. It too is starting to exhibit some questionable behavior.

All 7 chicks of mine were purchased as pullets. Hoover hatchery/Rural King. These two are my dissenters, for now lol.
 

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While you're here, please check out my (supposedly) barred rock chick. It too is starting to exhibit some questionable behavior.
For sure that's a barred rock, but can't say for sure if it's male or female. For fun, I believe it is a female based on my own experience of raising BR hens, but I am basing that off of current comb size alone, and that is not the best indicator.
 

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This is my unknown breed, was sold as BA. She's the sweetest, second pic is her wanting me to pick her back up lol.
 

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