Australorp Experts, I need help sexing these birds. **PIC HEAVY**

Elite Silkies

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They seem to be very slow maturing. They are suppose to be 26 weeks old.

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farmerlor

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In the first picture it looks like there's two roos in the background but all the other pics look like girlies to me. Picture number 11 looks like you have a couple hens who's combs are turning so they should be laying any minute.
 

farmerlor

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Oh, and you have some very pretty Aussies by the way. Where did you get them? I crossed one of my black Aussies with my Easter Egger last year and the baby looks just like a regular Aussie but has the little chipmunk cheeks-she's gorgeous!
 

Elite Silkies

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Thank you, I got them from a breeder in Texas. She only hatches certain hens eggs. She tries her best to breed for quality.

I would love to see a pic of your cross. Sounds beautiful with the cheek tufts.
 

Elite Silkies

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I sure hope they start laying soon, but I'm thinking maybe they are a little younger than 26 weeks. I would think they would have a much larger comb and wattles at this age. I'm thinking maybe 23-24 weeks.
 

HEChicken

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Aug 12, 2009
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I'm no expert but they all look like hens to me. I hesitated on #7 -something about her posture is rooish, but everything else about her looks hennish so I think hen.
 

Elite Silkies

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#3 and #7 look rooish to me. If they are, I can deal with 7 hens. Was suppose to have 10, but things don't always end up that way.

I had one that looked like a hen until a month ago, and put me into shock when out of no where came hackle and saddle feathers.
 

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