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Gender of my chicks? Please help.

Discussion in 'Chickens' started by Annie Ross, May 14, 2017.

  1. May 14, 2017
    Annie Ross

    Annie Ross Herd lurker

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    These are my 2 black australorp chicks. They are about 3 to 4 weeks old. Can any one tell what gender? One is bigger than the other. The bigger one is calmer and is starting to get red where the waddles are but the combs are still the same.the bigger one also has all black feet and the little one still has white on its feet. Any help would be appreciated.
     

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    21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun with beasties

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    Both are female. I know it is still early for most folks to say for sure.
    BA are my favorite breed by far and I have raised many. Roos tend to have a comb over twice the size in your pics by 4 weeks old.
    The pink toes have nothing to do with gender. I always think they are cute when all spotted with pink.
    :D
     
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    Annie Ross

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    Thank you! That makes me feel better. Am I correct in age it seems? I got them on April 20 and this is how they looked then. The nursery said the were 3 days old but they both had some wing feathers already. I don't think that was correct.
     

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    Ohhhhh!!!!! Yes they were indeed just 3 days old and so very cute!
    They grow those very important little wingies quickly. :)
     
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    Annie Ross

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    Ok thank you so much. Still girls even though they are 3 weeks instead of 4? Just want to make sure. Lol
     
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    Yup still little ladies. The males are very clear about being males very early. The oops male here I knew at just under 3 weeks. I have named him Jerkface Jake since he tries to spar with the dark Brahma chick.
    I was in denial myself for two whole days. Then I pouted and started looking for a flock in the country he can join.
    I wish I had a pic to share. Jakes comb at 5 weeks is a half inch tall. My previous roos were the same dang way too.

    BYC should be back up tomorrow or the next day. Be sure to post in the breed and gender page too. Maybe there is something I am missing.
     
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    Annie Ross

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    Ok thank you so much for your help! I will definitely do that!
     
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    wynn4578 Chillin' with the herd

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    X2 both look like pullets to me.