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Help with Gender - 8 week old Buff Orpingtons & Black Australorps

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JulesAussies, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. JulesAussies

    JulesAussies Out Of The Brooder

    My chicks just turned 8 weeks old on Monday. I'm already convinced one of my Speckled Sussex "pullets" is actually growing up to be a roo. Now I'm starting to doubt some of my other chicks. I can try to take better pics tomorrow if needed. These guys are not easy to photograph by myself. LOL

    Both chicks of each breed are very similar in size and development to each other. Unlike my Speckled Sussex which was my first red flag early on. I would appreciate any opinions. I've already read through a ton of sexing threads and feel pretty confident in my guesses for my other breeds. My Black Australorps have me the most concerned. Thanks everyone.

    Buff Orpington #1 (Hazel)

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    Buff Orpington #2 (Helga)

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    Black Orpington #1 (Myrtle)

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    Black Australorp #1 (Myrtle)

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    Black Australorp #1 (Myrtle)

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    Black Australorp #2 (Mable)

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    Black Australorp #2 (Mable)

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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    All pullets.
     
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They all look like pullets to me, too.
     
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  4. JulesAussies

    JulesAussies Out Of The Brooder

    Big sigh of relief. I wasn't planning on any roosters and am positive Fannie my SS is now Frankie. LOL I will try to keep him as long as he doesn't disturb my good neighbors. I want to be a respectful neighbor. I hate to part with any of them as I'm so attached and they're all just the friendliest little chickens I've ever been around. I honestly thought the Australorps would be my favorites but admit the Barred Rocks have stolen that spot. They both think they're a cross between a parrot and a puppy. LOL

    I really enjoy reading through this site and appreciate the speedy replies. Thank you!
     

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