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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:35 am 
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Hello guys! I have a chick who is 3 weeks and 5 days she\he is a show bird definitely because it is the chick of show Australorp's. Pretty sure the chick is a girl? Anyway I'd like some help to clearly identify this chick's gender. It might be a tad early to know but anyway she's going on 4 weeks.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:16 am 
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A little bit hard in the pic. The wattles and comb say cockerel to me.
The females tend to not have such obvious wattles, feather up faster and get a tail faster than the males.

It will be obvious in another week or so.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:32 am 
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I have another chick who is a male a week older and he has a bigger comb and its dark red so are his wattles there bugger as well. He is almost 100% feathered out and this chick is still not half way there. There's other differences like this chick being a lot smaller then the male chick I have as well has having a lighter voice.
But yeah the reason why I'm slightly uncertain of this chick being felmale is her wattles and comb which seem bigger then normal?
Anyway if you'll notice the chick in the image above has a orange comb and wattles then possiblely a male chick at her age its hard to notice the chick's wattle and comb being orange rather then red in comparison to a male at her age because of this crappy image sorry. Edit;; long post lol


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:10 am 
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Did you hatch this one yourself or buy it?
From your birds or from someone else?
What about the other one, is it from the same parent birds?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:41 am 
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Wattle size & colour indicate cockerel to me as well. It is often easier to pick gender in a mixed group where the differences between genders in chicks of the same age are more obvious at about 4-6 weeks. Females, at least in soft feathered breeds, tend to have little tufty tails, which are absent in their brothers. In general, an overall photo showing natural stance & whole body is more useful than a held head view. :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:34 pm 
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Yeah I hatched both chicks from my incubator. And I own their parents. :laughing yeah I'll take a full body photo of her tomorrow but in a week or two her gender will be probably pretty obvious just wanted to know early on im a rusher. :mmaad


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:33 pm 
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A rushed answer, it's a male.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:02 pm 
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OK thankyou for your imput macar.


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