Black Australorp Genders (lots of pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LaurasLorps, May 30, 2011.

  1. LaurasLorps

    LaurasLorps Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I am raising my first chickens -- 4 sweet australorps. However, we live in a city where we cannot keep roosters, so I'd like some help sexing my chicks. I gave them all girl names (bonus points if you guess the theme!), but I am pretty sure I have at least two roos. They are 6 weeks old. I would love your opinions!

    Chick #1 --Ainsley.
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    Comb and wattles are pretty large and pinkish-red

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    Here are the legs. I don't really know what to look for on legs, but have seen on these message boards that it is important

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    And Ainsley's full-body shot

    Chick #2 -- AnnaBeth. kind of a bully and always trying to chest bump/tackle the others.
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    AnnaBeth has the biggest and reddest features


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    and the legs

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    Full body AnnaBeth...he/she doesn't like to hold still very long, so my shoulder was the best place we could get the pic

    Chick #3 -- Margaret
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    Margaret's comb is a little smaller than the first two, and has quite a bit of black/gray in it. the wattles are also smaller than the other two

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    The legs

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    Full view of Margaret

    Chick #4 -- Claudia Jean. I am 99% she is a pullet!
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    very small, yellowish/orange comb and barely visible wattles

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    lady legs?

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    and CJ from the side

    So what do you guys think? I am kind of afraid I might have 3 roos and a pullet [​IMG]
     
  2. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you are right 3 boys 1 girl. I'm sorry I know roos have had LOTS of them this past year. My BA went broody this past March. Hatched 5 roos out of 7. [​IMG]
     
  3. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CJ is your only girl. I'm soooo sorry. poor roos, they'll all feel very confused by their girlish names.
     
  4. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

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    Well Ms. Laura I am only on my second batch of Austra's but that is what ya' got....3 Boys one Girlie.....Maybe you could bribe a city official ad keep them all..[​IMG]
     
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  5. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    three boys, one probably a girl.
     
  6. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roos, one pullet, I concur...here is a shot of one of my roos...
     
  7. LaurasLorps

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    Thanks everyone...Three roos was what I was afraid of [​IMG] Guess I need to start finding them new homes for the boys and find a few more pullets to keep Claudia Jean company! I am sad I can't keep at least one rooster because BA's roos are so beautiful!
     
  8. KIDDSBANTAMS

    KIDDSBANTAMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 roos and 1 pullet, sorry.
     
  9. LaurasLorps

    LaurasLorps Out Of The Brooder

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    So it looks like I need to be looking for some new pullets to keep CJ company! If I can't find some the same age as her, would be better to get chicks that are a little older or a little younger than she is?
     
  10. LaurasLorps

    LaurasLorps Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, I have made arrangements to re-home my three suspect roosters this weekend, so I just wanted to bump this thread to the top one more time and get a few more opinions. So far, everyone here is in agreement that I have three roos, but I would hate to give them away if there was any doubt because I am quite fond of these little boys.

    So does anyone see multiple pullets here? Maybe if you squint or stand on your head and look at them? [​IMG]
     

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