Black Australorp and Silver Laced Wyandotte cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dixiechick11, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. Dixiechick11

    Dixiechick11 New Egg

    Apr 19, 2016
    This is my first time owning chickens and my first time posting. I have three Black Australorps that are three weeks old and I think one might be a cockerel. It's feathers seemed to be growing in slower from the beginning than the others and it looks very different. Also, I have two Silver Laced Wyandottes who are two weeks old and I suspect that one of them is also a cockerel. The one that I think is female has tail feathers and the other one doesn't. Expert advice appreciated!

    Black Australorp in question

    Another one of "him"

    These are the three Australorps together and you can really see the difference.

    This is my SLW

    Another one of "him"

    This shows the two SLW's side by side and you can see the one has tail feathers and the other one doesn't

    Again with the tail feathers
  2. Chicktastick

    Chicktastick Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 13, 2015
    I am new back to chickens after 20 years (retired now, happy to be back) My two cents worth.....that pink comb sure looks rooster! Nice looking chicks!
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 True BYC Addict

    Jun 23, 2013
    Hilo, HI
    Both Cockerels, sorry. The comb says it all, it's easier to tell when you have several to compare with, as long as they're not all the same sex.
  4. Violetsfeathers

    Violetsfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2015
    My Coop
    x2 I think you are right on genders :)

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