Please tell me my Australorp is still a she!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jmhart, May 20, 2017.

  1. jmhart

    jmhart Hatching

    4
    0
    9
    Apr 13, 2017
    Oregon
    My Australorp is 9 weeks old. While I had been convinced it was a she, I'm no longer 100% as her comb and wattle have pinkened quite a bit in the last couple of weeks.

    She is the one up front in the group pics. Thanks so much!!

    IMG_2551.JPG IMG_2577.JPG IMG_2578.JPG IMG_2580.JPG
     
  2. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

    14,363
    34,948
    1,102
    Oct 10, 2016
    Southern Ohio
    Still looks like a she to me. At 9 weeks I'd expect a male to have a fleshy red comb. Hers looks flushed from heat or excitement.
     
    jmhart likes this.
  3. rayann

    rayann In the Brooder

    21
    7
    39
    Apr 6, 2016
    Van Alstyne Tx
    IMG_8535.JPG I think you're safe :). Looks like a pullet to me. This is my australorp too around that age.
     
    jmhart likes this.
  4. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Addict

    13,824
    50,406
    1,342
    Mar 9, 2014
    Northern Colorado
    Yup she is a she.
    My male is 6 weeks almost and his bomb is over twice that size. Not my first oops male either. The others were the same. Bigger combs then your pullet by a month old.
     
    jmhart likes this.
  5. MrsEskew

    MrsEskew Songster

    332
    205
    156
    Mar 26, 2015
    Arkansas!!
    My Coop
    Its a pullet. :)
     
    jmhart likes this.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    116,728
    129,857
    1,847
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
    jmhart likes this.
  7. jmhart

    jmhart Hatching

    4
    0
    9
    Apr 13, 2017
    Oregon
    Yay!!! This is my first flock and while I was told they were all female, my partner became convinced Eggy Azalea (pullet in question) had male characteristics, and got in my head some. lol And I would've been SO sad because she is SUCH an awesome chicken!

    Thanks a bunch everyone!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: