what age for gender of australorps?

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

  1. TariOronar

    TariOronar In the Brooder

    May 18, 2010
    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?
  2. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    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....
    I hope you enjoy your chickens....they are so much fun.

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