Black Australorp Babies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kerilou, May 19, 2010.

  1. Kerilou

    Kerilou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 6 girls and a rooster on Sunday...newly hatched.. THey sent me an extra rooster, so it is 2:6..is there any way to tell the boys from the girls? Just curious...they move so fast, and I haven't isolated them to see if I can tell, LOL!
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't know of any reliable way with Black Australorps. They are not crosses, so they are not sex links. I think you are going to have to wait until they are 5 or 6 weeks old.
     
  3. Kerilou

    Kerilou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for that... basically, their head markings vary *very* slightly..and I wondered if that was a clue...guess I will just have to be patient to see if I got what I paid for! LOL
     
  4. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two, seven week old Australorps and as chicks one had quite a bit more white fuzz on her face. Now, they both look like they're pullets. They do grow to be beautiful birds. Mine are very calm.
     
  5. scooterward

    scooterward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my Austrolorps! They are about 3.5 weeks old. Sophia is soooo friendly and getting to be such a mamma's girl. Chloe is getting much friendlier too. Both are girls (that's what I ordered) and both are growing the same (they feather out more quickly than some of my other breeds but not as fast as the roos that are in the bunch).

    Have fun with them and good luck!
     
  6. Kerilou

    Kerilou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! i specifically ordered 6 girls and one boy, but they sent me an extra boy... they are so cute! And WILD! i have 27 in all, those 8, 7 light brahmas and 12 EE'rs..
     

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