Australorps size difference

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Birdwatcher804, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Birdwatcher804

    Birdwatcher804 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMG_0176.JPG I have 2 Australorps that are 5 weeks old. One is remarkable heavier that the other. Both are supposed to be pullets. Any reason for concern?
     
  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe they are either both males or the one in front is a male...
     
  3. Hybridchucks

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    which one is heavier? the one in front?
     
  4. Birdwatcher804

    Birdwatcher804 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one I the front.
     
  5. Birdwatcher804

    Birdwatcher804 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are 2 of a mixed flock of 8. The thinner one seems to be the alpha of the flock. Besides weight, are you seeing something in the picture that is making you think they both could be male? I am a newbie.
     
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  6. Hybridchucks

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    :welcome the combs..:thumbsup
     
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  7. misskes

    misskes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd be surprised if the one in front is not a cockerel. Possibly both.

    For reference, here's my Australorp pullet at 4 weeks. She had no comb at all then.
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  8. Birdwatcher804

    Birdwatcher804 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMG_0213.JPG I'll update everyone when I know for sure. They were vent sexed, so I am hoping both were not sexed wrong. My Buff Orpingtons combs are about the same size.
     

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