1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Rooster Australorp?

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

  1. WasatchChickens

    WasatchChickens Out Of The Brooder

    12
    0
    22
    May 7, 2013
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    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?
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2016
  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

    7,579
    417
    336
    May 10, 2013
    I'll be in the barn!
    No pictures attached :)
     
  3. WasatchChickens

    WasatchChickens Out Of The Brooder

    12
    0
    22
    May 7, 2013
    Mobile site was funky!
     
  4. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

    7,579
    417
    336
    May 10, 2013
    I'll be in the barn!
    Yes, that's a cockerel. I see saddle feathers coming in :)
     
  5. WasatchChickens

    WasatchChickens Out Of The Brooder

    12
    0
    22
    May 7, 2013
    They claimed that they were 99%+ accurate at sexing. 1 out of 6 isn't 99%+!
     
  6. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

    6,627
    894
    336
    Sep 13, 2011
    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 Overrun With Chickens

    7,579
    417
    336
    May 10, 2013
    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 :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by