3-4 week old chicks - gender? Orps and Wyandottes.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by alonelyhiccup, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. alonelyhiccup

    alonelyhiccup New Egg

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    Hello all,
    Sorry if you see this twice - I am struggling to work out how to post!
    We have got our first ever chickens, they are 3-4 weeks old, hatched around 4-6 April. We have got two buff orps, two gold laced orps, two gold laced wyandottes, and one legbar. They go by the names Mary, Edith, Sybil, Rose, Anna, Daisy, and (hilariously) R2D2. Could anyone help us tell if they are hens or roos? We are fairly confident about the legbar ;)

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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the buff orps and both of the gold laced orps are cockerels. Rest are pullets.
     
  3. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    To young to sex for sure but one of the Buff Orpingtons looks like a cockerel.
     
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  6. alonelyhiccup

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    Thanks all. :)

    You've confirmed my thoughts on the buff orp - he has a very pink comb which I think I read somewhere indicates he is a boy. He is huge and bossy. The kids will be sad - they named him R2D2, I named the rest.

    I thought the gold laced orps were girls though! [​IMG] I really hope at least one of them is a pullet as they are so beautiful!
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

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    They are WAY too young to sex accurately however, this one [​IMG]is really looking suspicious...
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree - very suspicious - for the others I think pullet but you might want to put up new pictures at 6-8 weeks.
     
  9. alonelyhiccup

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    Hi everyone :)

    My little chicks are now enormous and rule the garden. How did they grow so much in a month?! I've never had hens before, they are great!

    I was wondering if I could get a little more guidance on gender? I'm fairly certain that off the buff orpingtons, we have one cockerel and one pullet. I think both the wyandottes might be pullets. The two gold laced orpingtons are beyond me though, I can't tell at all.


    Here is my probable rooster, staring me out, you can see the buff orp that I think is the pullet to the left. Am I right about those two?

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    Buff orp rooster again:

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    The gold laced orp in the front here - any ideas? I can't tell at all.

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    Another of a gold laced orpington. Both the gold laced looks identical, 100% the same, so I suspect it is either two roosters or two pullets.

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    I'll come back with photos of the wyandottes once they've managed to load on my computer, they are taking hours for some reason.

    Thanks :)
     
  10. alonelyhiccup

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    Just realised I can do this from my phone!! Sorry these aren't the best but here are some more:

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