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Orpington sex???

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This is Butters, he/she is 14 weeks old. I know orpingtons are notoriously hard to sex. No crowing. Not overly dominant, but higher on the pecking order. Some threads I read look at feathers too help...





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I would say girl but the neck and such large waddles/comb for being so young scares me, And are Orp's notorious for being hard to sex? The one I had last year was easily seen as a boy withing his 3rd week!

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The feathering makes me say pullet, though there is definitely something suspicious (possibly roosterish) about "her." 

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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The large wattles and thick legs make me think cockerel  but,  maybe she is just a masculine  pullet.   I can't decide at this age.  Another couple weeks may be more definitive.

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