~Chick Sexing~

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FarmerJohn3285, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. FarmerJohn3285

    FarmerJohn3285 County Line Farms

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    Does anyone know a way to sex or come close to sexing black australorp chicks?? [​IMG]
     
  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    Not untill they grow up.
    Other methods have to be learned and if done wrong like vent sexing you can harm the chick.
    Feather sexing is done when a slow feathering female is bread to a fast fethaering male.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2011
  3. dwdoc

    dwdoc Songster

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    Quote:I have two 11 week old Aussies and I was not able to tell until they grew in their rounded hackle feathers and neither has saddle feathers either. Around week 7 it should be obvious.....good luck
     
  4. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Songster

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    My black australorp was so hard to figure out. Many people on her kept telling me they thought she was a roo, but I kind of doubted and just kept posting pics. They also thought she wasn't a BA because her earlobes weren't red so I went through a period of time when I was researching minorcas, jersey giants, etc. trying to see what I had. At about 16 weeks her earlobes turned red and it was about that time I figured she was a "she". 21 weeks - no eggs yet - but I know she's a girl.

    A lot of people though she was a roo because she had long legs, red comb was more developed than some of my other breeds at that age...
     
  5. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Songster

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    Quote:Thank you SO much for just giving me hope! I posted pics of my 3 week old BA a few days ago, and a bunch of people are thinking roo. I sure hope she's really a she. [​IMG]
     
  6. FarmerJohn3285

    FarmerJohn3285 County Line Farms

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    Thanks for the replies. I'll post a pic of mine this evening, hopefully. [​IMG]
     
  7. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Crowing

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    I go by comb. big comb=boy little comb=girl
     
  8. jeaucamom

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    I have 5 BA chicks that are 3-4 weeks old. All the females are developing feathers at the same rate and have a decent tail and very small comb. One has an itty bitty tail and a much more pronounced comb and is already doing the whole posturing thing.... pretty darn sure that one is a roo.
     

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