Black australorp help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by guscosby, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. guscosby

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    I am raising four BA chicks. I was wondering if anybody knew when I could tell if they are Male/Female. It looks like one is starting to develope a comb. Any advice?
     
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    Btw they are 3 weeks old.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Could be that the larger combed one is a rooster....can you post pics of them for comparison?
     
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    Need pics of all of them....so comparison can be made.
     
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    Well the first and fourth pics definitely have larger combs....but...the coloration on them is all different too, so hard to say if they are all 'pure bred' Aussies and comparison is moot.
    Might have to wait until they are older to tell gender.

    You could post these pics in the What Breed and Gender forum and get more opinions.
     
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    Oh I bet they are part buff orphington. The only other possiblilitys are speckled sussex or silver laced wyandotte
     

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