Black Australorps- 5 weeks old, genders? **PIC HEAVY**

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CowgirlMama, May 7, 2011.

  1. CowgirlMama

    CowgirlMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted a thread a week and a half ago with pics of my 11 BAs. I'm pretty sure they aren't numbered the same in the currents pics- so I thought I'd start a new thread. Here are my chicks- 5 weeks old. Can you help me with gender? I'm including my own guesses above the pictures... Thanks for your help! [​IMG]

    #1- Roo?
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    #2- Pullet
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    #3- Roo?
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    #4- Pullet
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    #5- Roo? (You just barely see his wattles in one of the pics)
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    #6- Roo
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    #7- not sure
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    #8- Pullet?
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    #9- Pullet
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    #10- Roo?
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    #11- Roo
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  2. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
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    I don't see any that scream roo. some of them are possible roos though.
     
  3. AUChick9202

    AUChick9202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mother o' chicks72 :

    I don't see any that scream roo. some of them are possible roos though.

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    I am pretty sure that I have a BA roo. He hasn't crowed yet, but that seems to consensus when I have posted pics on BYC.

    Here is his picture at 3 weeks.
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    He is now 4 weeks and the wattles now hang down about 1/4". I am new to raising chickens (so definitely not an expert by any means), but I am voting pullets just because none of them really look like mine....some do seem to be getting combs and wattles, but they are not as red as my little guy [​IMG]
     
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  4. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
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    I am pretty positive that I have a BA .......here is his picture at 3 weeks.
    http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee41/aumom9803/IMG_1291-1.jpg

    He is now 4 weeks and the wattles now hang down about 1/4". I am new to raising chickens (so definitely not an expert by any means), but I am voting pullets just because none of them really look like mine....some do seem to be getting combs and wattles, but they are not as red as my little guy [​IMG]

    yeah, yours is a roo. i'm facing the same problem. this is mine, 'she' turned out to be a he very early
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  5. TwoCrows

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

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    I think all the Black Australorps are all girls. Many times BA boys will have a big ol' comb by that age. All my BA girls looked just like yours at 5 weeks. [​IMG]
     
  6. TwoCrows

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

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    And that 3 week old BA is definitely a boy [​IMG]
     
  7. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    5,6,7,10, and 11 are cockerels
     
  8. classychick

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    Hmm...i'd say 6, 10 &11 have the bast chance at being roos, will be surprised if there's more than that. Let us know what the urn out ends up being.
     
  9. jeremy-

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    How did this turn out? Which are roosters now and which are hens? I have 5 week old BAs now. Thanks.
     
  10. TheCrazyClucker

    TheCrazyClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree.
     

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