Black Australorp/New Hampshire Mix

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ACTWESTWING, Apr 13, 2012.


    ACTWESTWING Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2012
    Hey, I was thinking of hatching out some chicks from a black australorp hen and NH Rooster and was wondering what they would be? I was also wondering if there would be any way I could distinguish the sex by color? Thanks!!
  2. SamJacobbe

    SamJacobbe Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2012
    Wellington Florida
    I can't help you with breeds, as I am just starting on the genetics of chickens, but my guess is a mix of the two with either a codominance, both colors appear, or incomplete dominance, they mix to make a new color. But for distinguishing the sex of baby chicks, I have a way that works 90% of the time. When they are a few days old, take one and carefully hold it in your hand. Open one wing so it is outstreched, and look at the small feathers at the tips. If it seems like there are two layers of feathers, then it is a female, if there is only one, then male. This is how most large breeders sex their chickens as it is almost always right. I hope this helps.
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