What gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicken86, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. chicken86

    chicken86 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok so at 4 weeks old they started to show more signs of colour and size. Their characteristics are extremely different chicken#2 is a lot more quiet and is the only one that our 2 older RIR hens like for some reason they peck the other 2 which I think are roos, whereas with chick#2 they let it eat and scratch with them. Chick#2 is smaller than chick#3 (quite a bit) and very timid were as the other two spar a bit when I put them out for a run, chick#2 comb is smaller and slightly different colour although there tail feathers are similar, but im not sure if that is anything to worry about at just 4 weeks. I've also read that hens feather a lot smoother than roos and both my australorps feathered out smooth unlike the other sex liked roo chick#1 I have. We are stumped!! Any comments would help a lot i've read almost every forum and am still baffled. These are our first australorps so I don't know what to look out for.

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  2. PheasantsFirst

    PheasantsFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1, #2 I'm leaning toward roosters. I don't know about #3
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    At four weeks they all have more comb and wattle and pink color than I like to see, so am voting all three boys unfortunately.
     
  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chick # 1 is a boy, looks like a production red to me.
     
  5. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 is a boy, 2 and 3 give more time. My girls were pretty pink at that age, and are beautiful hens.
     
  6. Kaybug137

    Kaybug137 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 deffiantly a roo, 3 has wattles so maybe a roo, 2 looks rooish too.. pretty ones indeed
     
  7. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    1 and 2 are cockerels.
     
  8. chicken86

    chicken86 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a better pic of chick#3
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  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I'm still seeing roo on #3, it just has more comb and wattle than I like to see at that age, could just be a quick developing pullet, but I'd be prepared for a boy.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    1 and 2 are cockerels and 3 is a pullet.
     

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