Please help identifying gender of a 2 Australorps & 1 Easter Egger.....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kirschfarm, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Kirschfarm

    Kirschfarm New Egg

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    Both are five months old. No crowing or eggs. Thanks!
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    This last photo shows another Australorp. The face is red but the rest of the body is same as the other.
     
  2. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know nothing about Easter Eggers, so I'll pass judgement, but the Australorps look like girls to me. I see no hackle or saddle feathers and the combs are comparable to my australorp hens. The one that is getting red in the face will start laying soon.

    The EE also looks like a girl to me, but as I said, I'm no expert.
     
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both are pullets. If they are not laying already, they should start laying soon.
     
  4. Kirschfarm

    Kirschfarm New Egg

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    I thought they may be girls but all of a sudden the one Australorp and EE started picking on the other Australorp and downright being mean. They have all been raised together (along with a laying Barred Rock) and had an established pecking order. I am new to the raising of chickens so I wasn't sure if they were Roo's.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    They look like pullets to me also, just getting ready to start laying. It's not uncommon for the pecking order to shift around a bit as they get older and start hitting puberty, it is more noticeable in the boys, but the girls will rearrange their little cliques also.
     

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