what age for gender of australorps?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TariOronar, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. TariOronar

    TariOronar Out Of The Brooder

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    We recently got 8 Australorps. Ideally, we'd like them to be 7 pullets and a cockerel. But, since we got them unsexed, we really have no idea. But, itd be nice to know [​IMG] Right now, they're just over a week, I know that that is too young to tell. They all just look kinda cute and fuzzy. [​IMG] When would they be old enough to tell?
    thanks!
     
  2. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have australorps too...love them to bits!
    I find by 5 weeks the little cockerels are starting to develop their combs and they have significant pink...not always 100% accurate at that age but usually can tell. If you post photos at around 5-6 weeks people on BYC are super helpful
    The little pullet and cockerel below are at 5 weeks for an example....
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    I hope you enjoy your chickens....they are so much fun.
     

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