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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:23 pm 
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They're supposed to be pullets (bought sexed) but I'd like to be sure! The australorpe especially has me wondering and she's more developed in the comb and wattles than the others.

They're all supposed to be 12 weeks old today. However, I'm highly suspicious that the blue laced red wyandotte and the Rhode Island red are that age - we bought them as 6 week olds from the same place we got the other 2 as day olds. We're told they were the same age as the ones we got as day olds but they're half the size and only just finished feathering up in the last couple weeks!

Anyway, would love your opinion on their sex!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:18 pm 
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Going by the comb size and shape of the feathers they all seem female to me.

No idea on the ages, but even if they are a few weeks behind, the comb on the RIR would be more obvious by now if it were male. Combs are the easiest way to tell in single comb breeds, otherwise looking at the shape of the feathers is pretty reliable too. The saddle feathers on their lower back at the base of their tail will typically be rounded in females, and pointed in males. Hackle feathers are more tapered and pointed in male too, however I've found the saddle feathers an easier way to tell as differences in shape between the sexes are more obvious.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:35 pm 
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Yes, I agree - they look like pullets.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:49 am 
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Ah so good to hear! Was worried about the australorpe.

Thanks for the info on sexing too Azira.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:48 am 
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hello, lovely birds you have there but to me the 2 wyandottes look boyish im no expert though lol

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:12 am 
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all pullets


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