Is my chick a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by artbypaula, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. artbypaula

    artbypaula New Egg

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    I need to know if my 3 week old Black Austrolorp is a rooster since I can only keep hens. He was the same size and age as the Golden Sexlink female I brought home from feed store but this week he is 15-20% bigger. Is this a sign he may be a Rooster? So far their feather tips are the same shape.
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Hi and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Could you possibly post a picture of the chick in question? It would make it easier for us to help you out.


    Enjoy!


    Dawn
     
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Wait until about 7 weeks and you should be able to tell by the comb.
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    both BA's at 7 weeks
     
  4. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Australorps are going to be a lot bigger than your sexlinks anyhow, so that could be part of it. Look at combs, if they are developing or redder, same with wattles.
     

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