Australorp Sexing

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 1stTimeChicken, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. 1stTimeChicken

    1stTimeChicken In the Brooder

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    Our 11 Australorps are just about 3 months old now. I bought all females, but it only gave a 90% guarantee. I'm wondering how can I tell which one(s), if any at all, are rooster(s). The all look pretty much the same.:confused: Some of them have lost there little baby-peeping and are sort of clucking.
     
  2. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Songster

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    At 12 weeks cockerel’s combs should be quite red by now. Pullets will still have small yellowy/pink combs. Other than that, I’m not sure of any breed specific sex traits Australorps might have. If you get stuck, just post some pics and everyone will help.
     
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  3. Hobbits Mommie

    Hobbits Mommie Songster

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    Female. Rounded saddle feathers and tail.
     

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  4. Hobbits Mommie

    Hobbits Mommie Songster

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    Not the greatest picture because he was mean as heck, but the males have very red waddle & comb. Tail has more plumage and the saddle feathers are more prominent.
     

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    Hobbits Mommie Songster

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    Don't let her bright red waddle & comb fool you, take a close look at her saddle feathers and tail, definitely a pullet.
     

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