ID Our newest addition (S)he was a gift, we have no idea

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Meaty, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Meaty

    Meaty New Egg

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    We were given this little raven last week. We have no history, no age, no breed. Any help would be appreciated. She is similar to our Barred Rock, but the color spotting is different.

    Thanks!

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  2. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Black Australorp, looks to be about 5 days old I would say. Very pretty!
     
  3. Meaty

    Meaty New Egg

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    Thanks!!!

    We've had him/her for almost a week now, had some feathers when we first got it, poor thing spent most of a day being moved around in cars.....What are the gender 'signs' to look for on this one?
     
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, if it's an Australorp, it will be big and fluffy and friendly, most likely! What a nice gift! [​IMG]
     
  5. Meaty

    Meaty New Egg

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    Are Australorps sex-linked?
     
  6. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    No they are not sex-linked...but some say the dark lines down the legs mean Pullet? Not sure how accurate that is though, sexing I believe is the same as any, wait and see if the comb grows faster then normal and watch for some wattle development!
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    say the dark lines down the legs mean Pullet

    Never heard that about Australorps. A very dark wash down the leg fronts usually means pullet in the Barred Rocks, though, in conjunction with a couple other traits.​
     
  8. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Just something the great-grandparents used to say, along with the Barred breeds.
     
  9. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    You will be able to tell if it's a boy or girl by around 5 weeks old if it is an Australorp. And, it does look like one.

    I've got pictures at five weeks that clearly shows the difference in male vs. female.
     
  10. Meaty

    Meaty New Egg

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    Thanks for all the help, I'll be back then with some more pics. Isn't the internet wonderful! [​IMG]
     

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