8 Week Old Black Australorp - Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OC Chick, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. OC Chick

    OC Chick Out Of The Brooder

    Hi! First time poster & new chicken owner. I purchased 5 day old sexed chicks (2 Easter Eggers, 1 Welsummer, & 2 Black Australorps) from Wagon Train Feed Store in Orange, CA. I'm pretty sure 4 of my 5 are female, but I'm concerned about the gender of my Australorp, Lavender, who is now 8 weeks old. Her body style is very different from my other Australorp, her tail feathers have a curl to them & she's been making a loud bawk/honk sound (not exactly a crowing noise, but different from the other gals). I would love some input if you think she is a "she" or a "he". Thanks! [​IMG]

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  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Looking female.
     
  3. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    x2 - looks pretty "girly" to me, too. With the BA cockerels I've had, they've looked like roos by 8 weeks.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    that's a pullet.

    If the other "Aussie" looks that different, can you post a pic of it?
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. OC Chick

    OC Chick Out Of The Brooder

    Woohoo! You all are the best! Thank you for giving me some peace of mind. [​IMG]I will try to post pics of my other Australorp as well so you can see the difference.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2016

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