What gender are these 6 weeks old Australian Araucanas

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cwrite, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. cwrite

    cwrite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 11 chick & can't believe how much red I'm seeing in their combs. Any advice on gender will be much appreciated. I haven't had this breed before so I'm not sure if I'm guessing correctly. I hope to move them to their new homes before any crowing starts.

    Chick 1 - I think roo
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    Chick 2 (Dotty) - pullet
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    Chick 3 - roo
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    Chick 4 (Baby) - unsure
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    Chick 5 - unsure
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    Chick 6 - unsure
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    Chick 7 - pullet
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    Chick 8 - roo
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    Chick 9 (Rumpless) - really hoping pullet
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    Chick 10 - roo
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    Chick 11 - unsure
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  2. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure but I have a Cochin pullet whose comb was very red by 12 weeks old. We thought she was a rooster but her comb and wattles never got any bigger. I wouldn't judge on redness alone, though they are very red for 6 weeks old. It's a start but I'm going to go with your guesses on this one. That would be my best guess. I'm leaning towards pullets for your "unsure" chicks. Goodness... I don't really know.
     
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  3. cwrite

    cwrite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Frizzlett - that makes two of us. Lol.
     
  4. IamSamSam

    IamSamSam Chillin' With My Peeps

    CWrite when I had my aras I looked at how big the legs were first then the comb redness

    I'd say pic 2 is possibly a roo by the size of the legs and feet.

    4-pullets
    5-Pullet
    6- roo


    Guesses as real life looking is better than pics

    Hope this helps a little
     
  5. cwrite

    cwrite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Sam - that means I can at least thin them out a bit & still be reasonably confident that I'll be left with a pullet. : )
     
  6. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Colors are pretty good. Congrats. :)

    Sometimes I sound like a crackpot saying it's a sign of health for chicks at quite young ages to show red or pink in the faces... But there you go. I have some young ones now that have had red combs from a very young age too. Lots of people think pullets should stay white or pale until they're actually reaching point of lay. :/

    Generally as a rule of thumb with young chicks, the ones with thick spikes are male and the ones with thin spikes are female. You can see which ones are developing much thicker spikes already, I think you're right about most of them at least... But, these aren't like the breeds I've been dealing with at all. Here's some info on them:
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with chooks4life's guesses.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Me too.
     
  9. cwrite

    cwrite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks chooks4life for your input & BantamLover & Wyandottes for your confirmation.
    As far as the standard goes, they have been disappointing in the muff and beard department. The yellow chicks were the only obvious ones to have a little pouf, but at least some of the lavender ones have grown some crest as they have feathered in. Their comb is supposed to be a pea comb & I don't see the typical male three rows in any of the suspect males. It's quite hard to see what other Australian pea combs look like because there is so little information on them and very few pictures. I expect that the pea comb should be typical, but whether we have that here with the limited gene pool is something I have yet to find out. Hopefully this will change with time. : )
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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