Sexing Ameraucanas and Black Australorps

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by thatpeg, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. thatpeg

    thatpeg New Egg

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    Hi All,
    I purchased 4 Ameraucanas and 2 Black Australorps, sexed female as day-old chicks 10 weeks ago. The Ameraucanas all look so different, I've got a feeling there is at least one rooster in the bunch. And one of the Black Australorps seems to act pretty aggressive and its comb & wattle are so much bigger than the other's. What do you think?


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  2. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure about the EEs but the one aussie with the big red comb is definitely a roo.
     
  3. fuzziecreatures

    fuzziecreatures Chillin' With My Peeps

    First easter egger may be a boy, patchy coloring. Could be slow maturing.
    Others appear to be girls based on pattern
     
  4. cluckcluck3499

    cluckcluck3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a couple of austrolorps who have HUGE crowns, but they all lay eggs......so i dont know..[​IMG]
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, mature hens laying eggs will have large combs. But at ten weeks, that is a rooster.

    The first easter egger may be a roo, post again in 3 weeks or so.
    The other easter eggers are pullets.
     
  6. thatpeg

    thatpeg New Egg

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    OK, thanks. I'll post more photos in a few weeks!
     
  7. Panth

    Panth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the EE's are pullets for sure....the first Aussie is a cockeral.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    ee's look to be all pullets and the one assui in the first pic with big red comb and wattles is a cockerel
     
  9. thatpeg

    thatpeg New Egg

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    Thanks everyone for your input. I feel much better now! Looking forward to those blue green eggs!
     

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