Tell me is isn't so - I'm afraid my Australorp is a he instead of a she.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Peeps4me, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Peeps4me

    Peeps4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are 9 weeks old and this one has developed more of a comb and the start of wattles along with a deeper pink color. She acts exactly the same as her sister so I hope she is just maturing faster. Anyone care to give their opinion? I will be so unhappy if it's a little roo.[​IMG]
     
  2. kimmypie

    kimmypie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no opinion to offer because I'm new to chicks myself, but I know that usually a full body picture is helpful for identifying gender as well.
     
  3. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would think that at 9 weeks the comb would be even further along if it was a rooster--but I don't have any experience with Australorps.
     
  4. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have raised many BA and that is a hen. I think that they are by far my favorite breed.
    Congrats!
     
  5. Hezz

    Hezz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure, one of mine is 14 weeks and she's just now starting to get red. Here's a pic of her when she was about 8 weeks old.
    Wishing you luck that it is a little girl that you have.... But to be honest, it looks like a roo to me. I could very well be wrong though.

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  6. Peeps4me

    Peeps4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks citychickx6. I wanted to hear "she is a hen" as I am so attached to her and her sister. I have 2 BO's and 2 EE's, but these BA's are the sweetest and friendliest of the bunch. They are always ready to be picked up and carried around. They also have such a fun and curious nature. Love 'em!
     
  7. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen to me:D
     
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  8. Peeps4me

    Peeps4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks AuberyMirkwood. Now I can give her a girly name!
     
  9. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its hen and iw as wondering watt he breed of the pullet next to it is because i have the same looking chick
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Looks like a production red to me :)
     

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