Black australorp gender question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rgraf, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. rgraf

    rgraf Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I am new to chickens, the combs on my ba's look bigger than the combs on my other chicks. Do they mature faster or could these be roos? They are all about 5 1/2 weeks old, supposed to be all pullets. They kept turning their heads while I was trying to take pictures but I'll post what I've got. Thanks!

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    I hope these pictures come through ok.
     
  2. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say the one on the left is definitely a roo.
     
  3. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing screams roo from either bird at the minute so for now they are both pullets [​IMG]
     
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  4. BasicallyHeather

    BasicallyHeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of my BA girls had combs at five weeks, so my guess is roo for both.
     
  5. rgraf

    rgraf Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in the country so I can have a rooster, but I would rather have laying hens [​IMG]
     
  6. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like girls to me.
     
  7. tlsmpsn

    tlsmpsn Out Of The Brooder

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    They both look like my girls did around that age... I'd guess girls, but I'm fairly new to i.d.ing [​IMG]
     
  8. Hezz

    Hezz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like pullets to me.
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I keep Black Aussies....those are both girls.
     

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