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Help sexing Orpington chick

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This is diamond my Orpington chick she is 5 weeks old and I am hoping she's a girl. She got quite a small comb but she stands quite upright dose anyone gave any idea what sex she might be.
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post #2 of 4

5 weeks is too young, in my opinion. Orps are a pretty slow maturing breed. If I had to guess now, I'd go with pullet, but that could change in the next couple of weeks. Keep an eye on its comb. On my Orps, that was the first giveaway. The boys had larger, red combs sooner. I think somewhere around 8 weeks is when I was more sure on mine (haven't had Orps in a long time).

Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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Nikki
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post #3 of 4

50/50, but I'm leaning towards cockerel. Orpington pullets tend to feather in completely. While cockerels tend to get their wing and hackle feathers and have bare backs, bellies, and buttsĀ for while as they grow.

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Thanks x
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