Color and sex of australorp

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ashyann88, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. ashyann88

    ashyann88 Just Hatched

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    I was told this is a black but curious if she might be something different. I'm also fairly certain she is a grill (elsa) but was hoping for some confirmation as I'm not allowed to have a roo[​IMG]
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  2. GingersHuman

    GingersHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a barred rock or breed with a similar coloring. It'll be hard to tell sex til 6 or 8 weeks at least.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Not an Australorp. Looks like a Barred Rock pullet.
     
  4. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rock, very likely pullet
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Barred Rock.

    That white spot on the head shows the chick is barred in color (those white bars of color coming in on the wings). An Australorp chick would have a solid dark head and more white underbelly.

    I'm getting a roo-vibe from this bird, sorry. Hope I'm wrong....post again around 6 weeks and we can confirm gender then.
     
  7. ashyann88

    ashyann88 Just Hatched

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    Thanks everyone. I will post another picture in a couple weeks. I'm really hoping she's a girl and am getting 50 50 on its sex from this site and another! So I guess it's a wait and see kinda thing lol
     
  8. stewandhisgirls

    stewandhisgirls Just Hatched

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    I am thinking barred rock roo as well. Hope I am wrong tho. I ended up with 6 out of 7 roos this year and they all looked like this one at that age. Again hope I am wrong!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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