Gender in Black Australorps?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by The Monkey Mama, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. The Monkey Mama

    The Monkey Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 8 week old Black Australorp chicks and a friend of mine wants two pullets from my group.

    I have several that have obvious red combs at this point and several that don't have really any comb at all [hatched the same day]. Is it safe at 8 weeks to assume the ones without combs are girls? Or should I wait longer in case I have late bloomers? How soon is it obvious?

    Thanks!

    Kelly
     
  2. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a black Australorp and she is a she. No evidence of a comb at 8 weeks, so Id say yes, it is safe to assume that.
     

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