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 Songster

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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 Crowing

    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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