Opinions on gender? 4 wk old Australorps.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MistyLuci, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. MistyLuci

    MistyLuci Out Of The Brooder

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    My two Australorp chicks are 4 weeks old now and one is definitely a roo. Not sure about the second chick though. I'm thinking maybe 2 roos because I've seen them jump at each other play fighting (do pullets do that?) My first chick raising experience so it's all new to me :)

    I got a bunch of photos today when we took them out into the sun run for a play, so thought I might as well see what other people think!

    Cheepy Chicken 1 is the one that has got to be a roo. He's in the back in all the following photos. Cheepy Chicken 2 is the one that has me guessing still.

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    And in these photos Cheepy Chicken 1 is the one on the right;
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    Interested to see what other people think :) Another couple of weeks and hopefully I'll know for sure!

    Just have to add this one last pic of Cheepy Chicken 1 because it's adorable :)
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  2. shanadienne

    shanadienne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullets do spar with each other, but I think you've got two boys there.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    They are to young to say for sure but my guess right now is cockerels. I would post again when they are older to confirm.
     
  4. NysiaAnera

    NysiaAnera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullets definitely do "fight" like that! It is one of the cutest things to me, always gets me laughing. They have these little disputes sometimes. I just attribute it to them working out the pecking order.
     
  5. MistyLuci

    MistyLuci Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone :) Interesting about pullets sparring like that. These two are getting leggier by the day, so I think you are all right and I have two boys!
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Your welcome :).
     
  7. MistyLuci

    MistyLuci Out Of The Brooder

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    Cheepy Chicken 1 and Cheepy Chicken 2 have officially been renamed Batman and Robin by my son haha. I hope they can live together peacefully as bachelors!
     
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  8. shanadienne

    shanadienne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fair warning, although you may get lucky and have two friendly roosters, you might end up with a pair of roosters living an unwanted alternative lifestyle.
     
  9. MistyLuci

    MistyLuci Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks :) I'll just have to wait and see. I have other options if it doesnt work out.
     

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