bantam australorps roos or hens (new pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ozzie, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. ozzie

    ozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantam Australorps that I hatched - about 10 weeks old

    The splash/blue chick (Chick 1) - looks like a boy?
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    The black chick (Chick 2) - not sure?
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    Another black chick (Chick 3) - not sure?
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    Black/dark blue chick (Chick 4) - boy? Comb is as red as Chick 1
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    Blue chick (Chick 5) - girl - quite sure she's a girl - not much of a comb
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    I'd love to hear your thoughts.
    ozzie
     
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  2. parrillofarms

    parrillofarms Out Of The Brooder

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    personally i am not an expert but i had 2 roos in my group of 36 and i didn't know until about 3 months. i figured it out when i walked by the coop and heard him crow, sure enough, big comb and saddle feathers.
     
  3. parrillofarms

    parrillofarms Out Of The Brooder

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    i think the first pic of the black one is a roo
     
  4. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    Just My guess on the pictures: pics #1 and #2 boys pics #3 and #5 girls pic #4 not sure but maybe girl
     
  5. ozzie

    ozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    personally i am not an expert but i had 2 roos in my group of 36 and i didn't know until about 3 months. i figured it out when i walked by the coop and heard him crow, sure enough, big comb and saddle feathers.

    When do they start to grow saddle feathers? I've read that they are the 'giveaway' signs (aside from the crowing). I live in suburbia and council won't let me have roos so I'm hoping that I will be able to sex them definitively before that happens.

    Thanks for the comments.

    ozzie​
     
  6. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    1 is the only boy
     
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  7. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    I would say chick # 4 looks boyish, looks like its getting pointy hackel feathers in.
     
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  8. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    At 10 weeks, I'd say they're all pullets. Is #1's tail like the others?
     
  9. comedianchick

    comedianchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roo
    hen
    hen
    roo
    hen

    just a guess i could be wrong
     
  10. ozzie

    ozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try to take a few more pics to see if it helps. I don't see any pointy feathers (saddle) but it could be early yet? Do the pointy hackle ones come out first?

    Thanks for the opinions. [​IMG]

    ozzie
     

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