Sexing chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lasting_health, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. lasting_health

    lasting_health In the Brooder

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    i have 3 Australops and would like to know what distinguishes the pullets from the cockerels? Other chicken breeds have been easy to pick as the feathers of the cocks were very fancy and their voices broke into a typical crow.
     
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  2. KLIL

    KLIL Free Ranging

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    Hi, could you post some pictures?
     
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    NoFlyBackFarm Crowing

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    Post a few pics!
     
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  4. JedJackson

    JedJackson Free Ranging

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    It depends on age. If they are under 7 weeks you probably won't be able to distinguish them. At 7 weeks to 14 weeks or so, the cockerels will have larger and redder combs and wattles, in most cases. The females will have small, pale combs during that period and little if any wattle development.
     
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  5. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    X2, very good info. :) Would love to see some pictures if you have any.

    ~Alex
     
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