OK- I know it is too early to sex these babies. Repeat: I KNOW it is too early to sex these babies. I am really just interested in this: I read somewhere crossing a non-barred black male like an austrolorp with a female of (blahblahblah) produces female chicks with black heads and male chicks with a spot of white on their head. SO: here is my first batch of australorp hatchlings. You can see 2 have black heads and 3 have some white on their heads. As I am new to the breed, I want to know if: 1. the above rule holds true for australorps: black head= girl, spots=boy 2. this is a random patterning and is indicitive of nothing 3. all australorps look exactly the same at hatching, and I somehow got a cross. Not that I really care if they are boys or girls, I just like to think about this kind of stuff. Ideas? ALSO-ignore the indignant look on their faces. No one appreciates getting their picture taken at 5 am.