Has anyone noticed a trend in black australorp's

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nmhoague, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. nmhoague

    nmhoague Hatching

    Apr 19, 2016
    I have 8 black australorp's they are only about a week and a half and from day 3 when i got them 4 have predominantly longer wings and the other 4 have much shorter wings and now only the long winged are sprouting tail feathers. Im a seasoned chicken owner but these are my first time with BA's. Is this a comon sign of gender? I bought strait run so its anyones guess, i know but the feathering was odd to me.[​IMG]
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I can't remember totally, but I believe they are one breed where the hens feather faster than the roosters.
  3. saraem

    saraem Chirping

    Apr 19, 2016
    I just have one Australorp but it has feathered MUCH more slowly than my RIR and Buff Orpington chicks of the same age...seems to be a possible sign of a roo from what I've read.

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