Gender Question for RIR and Black Australorp

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bremat, May 15, 2009.

  1. bremat

    bremat Out Of The Brooder

    May 7, 2009
    Does the appearance of tail feathers tell you anything for these chicks? I have 2 BA's that were both supposed to be pullets, but one has tail feathers already started and the other one does not. I also have 5 RIR's, some with and some without. Is that any indication of them being a pullet or roo? Thank you! I can take pictures if you need me to.
  2. Balboaroc

    Balboaroc Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 2, 2009
    Carroll County, MD
    I have a black Australorp that is a Roo and the biggest indicator was it got its comb and wattles much sooner and redder than my other pullets. It finally crowed the other day at 10 weeks for the first time. He got his comb/wattles in early..I want to say at 4/5 weeks.

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