Black Australorp 8 Weeks - Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OC Chick, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. OC Chick

    OC Chick Out Of The Brooder

    Hi! First time poster & new chicken owner. I purchased 5 day old sexed chicks (2 Easter Eggers, 1 Welsummer, & 2 Black Australorps) from Wagon Train Feed Store in Orange, CA. I'm pretty sure 4 of my 5 are female, but I'm concerned about the gender of my Australorp, Lavender, who is now 8 weeks old. Her body style is very different from my other Australorp, her tail feathers have a curl to them & she's been making a loud bawk/honk sound (not exactly a crowing noise, but different from the other gals). I would love some input if you think she is a "she" or a "he". Thanks!
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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    That is a pullet.
     
  3. OC Chick

    OC Chick Out Of The Brooder

    Fantastic! Thank you so much!!!!! I wasn't looking forward to having to get rid of her if she was a "he".
     
  4. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agreed. You have yourself a pretty little Pullet :) Oh, and Welcome to BYC! Glad to have you!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cute pullet
     
  6. Phaedre

    Phaedre Just Hatched

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    hen. super cute!!
     
  7. SewCluck

    SewCluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you tell me how much chicks are at Wagon Train?
     
  8. OC Chick

    OC Chick Out Of The Brooder

    Hi! I believe they were $5.95 or $4.95 each. They were sexed accurately (all females), all strong and healthy. They are 24 weeks old now and I'm waiting on my first eggs to come any day (the girls are squatting). Wagon Train was great when I called and was looking for specific breeds. They ordered them and held them for me at the store, and allowed me to switch some out when I got there.
     
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  9. SewCluck

    SewCluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the very informative reply. I will call them tomorrow and order some chicks.
     
  10. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet, very cute and lots of great pictures!
     

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