Six week old Black Australorps - Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by L2fly, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. L2fly

    L2fly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all, I recently brought home my first chicks for a small backyard flock, three Black Australorps. They were about 2 weeks old when I got them four weeks ago, so are about 6 weeks old. The feed store sold them as sexed pullets, and said they have a 90% success rate with the hatchery they are using.

    I'm crossing my fingers they are all female, as I can't have any roosters in my backyard, although I do have a possible back-up placement for one rooster, if needed..

    So here they are:

    Bird #1, Goldie, is my favorite, calm, friendly, curious:

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    Bird #2, Tipper, is the one I'm most concerned about because her comb seems less serrated and more rounded:
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    Bird #3, Cheeks, I'm less worried about because she has always been the smallest, and her comb is less developed than the others:

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    And here is an above shot of all three, Cheeks(#3) on far left, Goldie (#1) top right, Tipper (#2) in the front:
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    Thoughts? And, thanks!
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2017
  2. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are all pullets! I wasn't 100% sure about Tipper but I'm leaning towards pullet.

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  3. L2fly

    L2fly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. orchardflock

    orchardflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are all pullets. I hatched two Aquila eggs (black Australorp/Rhode Island Red cross) and they are currently 4 weeks old. The clear male has a large reddish comb already. And he's quickly surpassing all our other chicks in size (and attitude), even though he's one of the youngest. Even the one I hope is a female has a bigger comb than any of those three.
     
  5. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

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    All look like pullets.
     
  6. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    All are pullets
     
  7. L2fly

    L2fly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. L2fly

    L2fly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Leah567

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