3 Week Old Maran & Orpington Chicks - UPDATES PHOTOS 8 Old Weeks now - please help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aaggjg, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. aaggjg

    aaggjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have five 3 week old chicks; 2 Black Orpingtons and 3 Marans (1 splash & 2 Blues)... Anybody want to weigh in on gender.... I think I hatched mostly boys.... of course....


    Here are my Marans:

    1. Big Blue (Boy??) .... I had thought girl until well that HUGE COMB grew [​IMG]

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    Big blue is well the big one in front and Chicken Little (aka#2) is the one on the right........
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    2. Chicken Little (Boy?) - When he hatched he stood up super tall like a human.... so thats why I say BOY!

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    3. Splash (girl???[​IMG])

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    And Now for the Orpingtons:

    1. Orp 1 - Black (Boy???)
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    Orp #2 Tank...... (Boy ?? Girl??? Hmmmmmm)

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    Tank is in front and Black is lurking behind....
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    Thanks for the insight.... Please tell me I don't have all Roos ......
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012
  2. aaggjg

    aaggjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooh 1 more picture that gives you another shot of Black (orp1) on the right, tank (orp 2) sitting behind , Chicken little behind and Big Blue on the left...
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  3. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black I think is a boy, all the others I believe you guessed correctly.
     
  4. aaggjg

    aaggjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you saying both Black Orps are boys??? Black & Tank??? [​IMG]

    I was hoping I was wrong as I am a total newbie at this but was fearing I was correct..... 4 boys 1 girl say it isn't so .... well at least I got 1 girl .... until she rapidly grows a comb ;)
     
  5. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. Boy!
    2. Boy!
    3. Girl....based on the comb. Stance is kinda tall, though.
    For the orpingtons, post back in a few weeks. Too young to tell for them. They could be boys, but they could be girls.
     
  6. aaggjg

    aaggjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no ! Splash chick can't be a boy she is my only hope for a girl!! Now I'm going to watch how she stands all day!! So there might be hope for the Orpingtons?? I'm convinced Black is a boy.... Walks tall.... Tank I'm on the fence about.... Was the biggest chick at hatch but then all of a sudden took a dramatic turn and almost didn't make it ..... But 2 days of not eating made him/ her one of the smaller chicks.... Tank is rounder then black who seems more oblong and skinnier .... Are those any hints to sexing them?
     
  7. rarely bored

    rarely bored Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't be surprised if the splash was a roo based on how thick its legs are. Sorry!
    and Tank, I'm on the fence about too.
     
  8. DCasper

    DCasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree...boy, boy, girl.
     
  9. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think there is any way to tell at this age. you may be able to tell at 6 weeks.
     
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  10. aaggjg

    aaggjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay here are updated photos of these guys and hopefully girls [​IMG]:


    Okay so the obvious first :

    Chicken Little - BOY - Still :)

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    2. Big Blue - BOY STILL
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    3. Gigi - Girl?????
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    Now onto the Black Orps......

    4. TANK - ??????
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    5. Black - ???????
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