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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:30 pm 
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can anyone help with the sex of my australorp chicks they are 4 weeks old.

also do they have good type?

here are some photos.
chick 1.
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chick 2.
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chick 3.
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chick 4.
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chick 5.
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any help would be great.
will try to get some more photos at 6 weeks old.

cheers youri.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:01 pm 
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great photos.
my guesses are, 1 & 2 are boys and the rest are girls. :?:
my guess is based on girls feathering faster and the top boy in particular has red coming through on it's wattles.
that is how i sex mine,
they are cute too. i love the white tips on the wings.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:51 pm 
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thanks i hope your right it would be great to have more girls then boys for once.
have had two batches of pekins one batch with 2 girls and 5 boys and one batch with 3 girls and 5 boys.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:09 pm 
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will get some photos tomorrow they will just be 6 weeks tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:50 pm 
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australorp males feather very slowly while pullets are much quicker some australorps have little feathering(males that is) @ 8to10 Wks old the colouring of your little fellas is good


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Far, far too young to talk about type!! Too young to pick m/f also.

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I have 3, 14 week old australorp bantams roaming the back yard at present. A blue chick feathered up significantly quicker than the other 2. I just saw it crowing.....

I'm pretty sure the other 2 are cockerals as well. They all staged the feathering business out at different speeds with one taking up to 10 weeks to finally fill in a few blank patches. I find the feathering on the bantams to be quite unreliable to sex with.

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I bought sexed 2 day-old Australorp pullets - one of them was very slow feathering.

The rate of feathering in that instance was certainly no indication of gender and I believe more related to the line.

I could only tell the adult hens apart by putting a legband on one. :lol:


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will have some more photos soon (today)


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here are the new photos.
chick 1.
pullet?
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chick 2.
pullet?
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chick 3.
pullet?
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chick 4.
cockerel?
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chick 5.
cockerel?
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what do you think?

any help would be great.

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i think you are on the money there


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i think you are right. :biggrin: :claps:
sometimes it can take a while for a boy to colour up but you are pretty much on the money.
if you could post more pics in a few weeks..........we could all know for sure. :biggrin:

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i think you are right. :biggrin: :claps:
sometimes it can take a while for a boy to colour up but you are pretty much on the money.
if you could post more pics in a few weeks..........we could all know for sure. :biggrin:


yes will post more photos in 2 weeks.

thanks again.

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