Help sexing Australorps please- 7.5weeks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ladyargentum, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. ladyargentum

    ladyargentum Out Of The Brooder

    63
    6
    23
    Aug 19, 2016
    Western Australia
    Hi everyone,
    First timer hatching so wanting to check what everyone thinks. I'm completely inexperienced in sexing but not liking the look of my rooster to hen ratio [​IMG] . The white one is an australorp over an isa brown. Hatched 10 out of 12 eggs in an incubator and 1 rooster has already found a new home and a flock of his own. All are 7.5 weeks old now.
    Thank you for your thoughts [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    (image below) Could the one in the middle at the back be a hen?
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    (image below) side shot of the one I am hoping is a hen
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Thanks for looking :)
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

    5,384
    5,225
    396
    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    Could you post individual side pictures? I'm kind of getting mixed up with them here.

    The one you are hoping is a pullet in the fifth picture is in fact looking like one. In the second picture, the chicken on the left of the white is a cockerel.
     
  3. ladyargentum

    ladyargentum Out Of The Brooder

    63
    6
    23
    Aug 19, 2016
    Western Australia
    Here are individual images :) Thanks
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  4. chickiezar

    chickiezar Chillin' With My Peeps

    134
    7
    58
    Apr 12, 2016
    Louisiana
    You have a few girls. Your white dutch splash is a girl. My Snow just became a Mommy. [​IMG] What I have learned it is not always what you think. No worries you will be ok....
     
  5. chickiezar

    chickiezar Chillin' With My Peeps

    134
    7
    58
    Apr 12, 2016
    Louisiana
    The number 7 roo.
    They usually get the waddles and large comb first.

    The rest look like girls.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,522
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I don't think it's all that bad.....

    The 7th one is probably a cockerel. the rest look like pullets. At 8ish weeks, I'd expect a LOT more comb and color in a cockerel.

    that said, my experience is with US hatchery stock, for the most part. I'm not sure if your birds in Aussie land are maybe slower developing, not as production bred? If that's the case, you could have slower maturing cockerels that won't show up for a few more weeks.
     
  7. ladyargentum

    ladyargentum Out Of The Brooder

    63
    6
    23
    Aug 19, 2016
    Western Australia
    Thank you everyone :)
    I appreciate your thoughts. I hold out hope for a few hens. Will update this in a few weeks with any updates.

    Cheers
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    81,157
    8,307
    766
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    x2 donrae
     
  9. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,247
    101
    141
    May 20, 2016
    Down Under
    [​IMG]

    This was my cockerel at 8 weeks old.... he was definitely a slow developer!!!
     
  10. Ainee

    Ainee Out Of The Brooder

    75
    7
    37
    Apr 19, 2015
    Atlanta, GA
    This is Apple Bottom at 8 1/2 weeks. Hoping for pullet! Thanks for any opinions!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by