3-4 week old Orpington (sexing)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sarahb19243, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. sarahb19243

    sarahb19243 Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently got my first flock of chickens that are anywhere from 3 to 4 weeks of age.
    I am having trouble sexing the orpingtons, any thoughts on what they may be?
    (I have 4)
    There should be pictures available
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    The no.3 chick with the reddened comb may be a boy. Three - four weeks old is still pretty young. But the appearance of an early red comb generally points to a male.

    You could wait another 2 weeks or so and put new pictures up at "what breed or gender is this." for more opinions.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. I agree with drumstick diva. At this point, # 3 is the only one that looks like a male. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Buff Orpingtons.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Lovely chicks you have there. The red comb woukd point me too towards No3 being male too. Please do post pics again ina few weeks in the what breed gender section of the forum.

    Good luck with your chicks in the future I'm sure they will make you some lovely adult birds. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. sarahb19243

    sarahb19243 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the welcomes, and I will definitely be doing an update :)
     
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  8. BuffaloridaGirl

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    I am hoping this Buff Orpington is a female... Thoughts?? The tail looked so long to me and made me nervous.
     
  9. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    It's nice to have you here!
     
  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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