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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nightowl505, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. nightowl505

    nightowl505 Out Of The Brooder

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    Have black australorps 11ea and 2 americana's don't know how to tell the difference between hen and roaster, can anyone help!!!!
     
  2. sixshooter60

    sixshooter60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old are they?
     
  3. nightowl505

    nightowl505 Out Of The Brooder

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    roughly 4 wks
     
  4. sixshooter60

    sixshooter60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it will take time its to hard to tell at that age just let they grow and enjoy them .. usually the roos will start to develop combs faster and bigger than the pullets sometimes its just a waiting game ...
     
  5. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from Ohio! So glad to see we have another chicken lover with us![​IMG]
    You say your chickens are about 4 weeks old? Kinda hard to judge their sex right now:confused: You should start noticing their combs changing. The roosters will grow larger combs and wattles( thoseflaps below their cheeks & beaks) And those should turn red from the yello on the roosters faster than the pullets(hens)[​IMG] I noticed my pullets had reddish combs just as they were matured & ready to lay eggs.~ 5-6 months. [​IMG] BEST OF LUCK TO YOU!
     
  6. nightowl505

    nightowl505 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks we are, like having 13 kids....in the house
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  7. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Aww, they're cute! I'm pretty sure your Easter Eggers (Americanas) are pullets because of their color. That brown pattern is very common in EE hens. On the Aussies, it's still too early to tell.
     

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