Black Austalorps.....How do you tell male from female chicks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sticks22, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. sticks22

    sticks22 Songster

    Aug 5, 2008
    Grove, oklahoma
    I bought some Black aussie chicks from the flea market. Is there a way to tell males from females?

    BTW: They are real friendly little things!
  2. wait for them to develop.. or not... mine are at 5.5 weeks and I will sex them this week.. I can already see whos who but I'll seperate them at that point.

    boys have wattles dropping at this point & thick TRUNKS for legs by next week they should also start to show some color.. however if you have all one sex, it may take you longer to see it since they will all look relatively the same.

    Theres a fun section here about What Breed or Gender is this, you can post pics and folks make intelligent guesses.. it's entertaining & often informative.

    I for instance learned my first 7 chicks were all BOYS :| ... that was 30 chicks or so ago... I've gotten the hang of it now

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