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Sexing Australorps???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dwdoc, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. dwdoc

    dwdoc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is vent sexing the only way to sex a Black Australorp? I'll be hatching 5 (fingers crossed) on the 5th of March...

    Thank you.
     
  2. tigercreek

    tigercreek Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can't really say when the first you could tell is, but I received an order from MM and had them mark the males because I was splitting the order with someone who did not want roos. All three of the marked roos have not started growing tail feathers as of 2 weeks, and all the ones that were sexed as pullets have.
     
  3. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Vent sexing is the only way to tell the gender of anything other than a sexlink at the say old stage, but within 2 weeks subtle changes to the appearance begin and from there it's rather easy to tell.
     
  4. Livinwright Farm

    Livinwright Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can feather/wing sex them like any other chick at 2-3 days old. Here are 2 example photos I took with my mutt chicks.

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    PULLET
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    I learned this trick at my local grainery, one of their employees was raised on a farm and knows a lot. This method NEVER fails.
     

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