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Rooster Australorp?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WasatchChickens, May 6, 2016.

  1. WasatchChickens

    WasatchChickens In the Brooder

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    Hello fellow BYCers!

    Can you give me your expert opinions? I bought 6 Australorp chicks back on Feb. 27th. The hatchery supposedly seed then and they were females. I think one is not. Here are a couple pics. Can she just be a fast developer?
     
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  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Crowing

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    I'll be in the barn!
    No pictures attached :)
     
  3. WasatchChickens

    WasatchChickens In the Brooder

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    Mobile site was funky!
     
  4. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Crowing

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    I'll be in the barn!
    Yes, that's a cockerel. I see saddle feathers coming in :)
     
  5. WasatchChickens

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    They claimed that they were 99%+ accurate at sexing. 1 out of 6 isn't 99%+!
     
  6. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Some hatcheries have people who do a better job of sexing chicks than others, and getting a cockrel is always a risk from anywhere. He might be wonderful, or need to move on elsewhere. Mary
     
  7. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Crowing

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    I'll be in the barn!
    I bought sexed pullets and ended up with a roo snuck in the order. No one can sex completely accurately. There's always a chance for a rooster no matter how you order your chicks :)
     

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