I'm thinking this isn't an Australorp chick.. look at those stripes beginning to show! Could this be a Barred Rock or a mix between Australorp and BR (that possible?) Now.. the gender guess.. This is another of the Australorps.. about a month old now. This one is the only one with a teeny tiny tail.. even the shorter sibs have longer tails than this one!! I'm thinking roo?? :| Are you making fun of my tail?!!