Roo'ish Australorp?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wxguru, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Wxguru

    Wxguru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my 6 week old Australorps... her waddles are much pinker than the others. She isnt overly large compared to others and isnt exhibiting any roo behavior. But noticed this and wanted to get others thoughts. I have 2 other Australorps same age and pale waddles still.
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    Last edited: Dec 10, 2014
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It is possible that "she" is a cockerel. But, many male Australorps have even larger combs and wattles at this age. I don't think that we can be sure that "she" is a cockerel at this point.
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Wouldn't the crown be more pink/red as well as larger if it was a roo?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    At 6 weeks I'm pretty sure that's a pullet. Maybe post again in 3-4 weeks?
     
  5. luvmychix2014

    luvmychix2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just became new at this but could I possibly have you post a picture of its wing feathers all spread out to sex it?
     
  6. Wxguru

    Wxguru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try to get a pic of that....they aren't too big of a fan of me spreading their wings out at this age....lol
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    At the age of this bird and given the breed, wing feather sexing is not at all an accurate approach.
     

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