At what age would we see Austrolorp combs and wattles?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Our7Wonders, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Our7Wonders

    Our7Wonders In the Brooder

    I have a RIR roo that just made us aware of his manliness lately. His comb is double to triple the size of the other RIRs and is distinctly red, and has wattles are developing. None of the other RIRs have any of these signs.
    Also from the same hatchery shipment I have 14 Australorps who all have very small (next-to-nothing) combs and no wattles at all. If we had roos in the bunch would we likely be seeing some development in them by now? Or are they later than the RIRs?

  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    how old are they?
  3. Our7Wonders

    Our7Wonders In the Brooder

    Sorry, they are 6 weeks today. My RIR really started looking ROOish just in the past few days. Just wondering if Australorps would present this early or if I have to keep watching for a while.
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    Most single comb roos are pretty easy to spot by about 4 weeks. Some sooner- so you probably have all pullets.
  5. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    by 6 weeks you would most definatly know if your australorps were boys. Mine got red combs and wattles by the time they were a month old. This is Jet he is 5 weeks old
  6. gordonburrito

    gordonburrito Songster

    Apr 4, 2010
    Here is my Australorp pullet

    Maybe a week old or so at this point

    about 4 weeks old

    Approximately 6 weeks old

    Just after she started laying

    Hopefully those will help you.

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