I know its a long shot

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AussieChics, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. AussieChics

    AussieChics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you reckon this is a rooster? Its the tail thats got me thinking yes. They were all sexed apparently but I'm not sure.

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Little young to tell right now.
     
  3. AussieChics

    AussieChics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking that. My friend who is babysitting reckons the wings arent right for a girl. Guess we'll sit tight for a few more weeks
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It is too young to tell for sure, but I don't see any obvious rooster signs yet.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not seeing any obvious rooster signs, either.
     
  6. AussieChics

    AussieChics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Fingers crossed since my 11yo son paid for this one with his own pocket money.
     
  7. AussieChics

    AussieChics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update. I know the 2 brown ones are 7 weeks but the black one is a vouple weeks older according to the lady I got them from

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  8. AussieChics

    AussieChics Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Aussie is it an australorp? I've read in that breed the girls get their tails first.
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Actually, this pretty much universally true with chickens - the pullets tend to feather out and develop tails sooner than cockerel chicks. A lot of folks will use the tail development at 2 weeks as one clue in their early gender guesses. This is also one of those things that tends to cause a lot of panic in people new to keeping chickens who don't realize this and assume that the early, more developed tails must be cockerels - easy logic to fall into since cockerels end up with bigger tails as they mature so it would seem logical that they would start to grow them sooner.
     

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