Black Austerlorps maybe 19 weeks hens or roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bchorse1, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. bchorse1

    bchorse1 New Egg

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    Hi there,
    My black austerlorps recovered well, but now I'm not so sure their pullets! What do you guys think?


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  2. bchorse1

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    I think they are around 18 or 19 weeks
     
  3. newchickgirl

    newchickgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a newbie myself, but my guess is the front and back ones are roos and the middle a pullet. That's what my partridge rock roos look like and they are around 12 weeks.
     
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  4. TurkeyMountainChickens

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    Ditto. On the one in back, in particular, you can see the downward pointing saddle feathers and curved tail feathers coming in. Both are signs of a rooster! the middle bird seems to be a pullet.
     
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  7. BekahBear

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    X5 two roos and a pullet [​IMG]
     
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  9. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure they are 18-19 weeks? At that age I would expect to see bigger and more developed birds....i.e. the boys would have more tail growth and more red on your pullet.
    They look more like 10-12 weeks to me...and I agree two boys with a pullet in the middle.
    Australorps are lovely birds. I am glad to hear yours recovered. What happened to them?
     
  10. bchorse1

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    Oops, I looked at the calendar again, more like 10-12 weeks. I bought these guys (3 barred rocks, a roo and 2 hens & 4 black australorp pullets) from pretty poor circumstances. I got them home and saw bloody stools, lost 1BR and 1BA the first morning and got the rest on meds. The BAs were pretty scuzzy looking and bare bodied under their wings, very lethargic the first couple days. They are really gorgeous now, gentle, but more timid than my red chickens.

    I'm new to chickens and wanted duo purpose chickens that would sit on their eggs, so my intention was to replace my RIRs w/ BA. Since the guy only had BA pullets, I got the BRs, too. So, now out of 7, I've only go new hens. I keep 6 hens and 1 rooster. Would you keep the BA or the BR for your flock? I guess I'll have to keep some of the reds from last year. Any advice?

    If I need to replace my flock, next time I guess I would raise the chicks myself, keep 6 and sell the rest. Oh, well, live and learn. Anyone want a BA roo?
    Leslie
     

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