5 week old Buff Orpingtons sexing help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 1stTimeChikMama, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. 1stTimeChikMama

    1stTimeChikMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are now 5 weeks old. I do want to explain that I can't really go off of their combs as some were dubbed before I got them and others were not. SO I can't really compare combs to each other. Which is a bit more than frustrating! But any opinions on these "girls" would be wonderful! Thank you everyone!!!

    My baby and sooo my favorite, BO #1 (I will die if she is a he! lol):
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    BO #2 (by FAR my largest bird):
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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    cockerel (sorry)
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  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    1 is a cockerel and the rest appear to be pullets
     
  4. highwayhens

    highwayhens Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm just wondering how can you tell? The only difference to my (untrained) eye is that the comb on the first one looks different. I have two mixed breed 12 day old chicks right now (hatched from eggs by mama) and I'm trying to learn all I can about sexing so that we can tell if our two are boys or girls when they start showing signs.
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  5. 1stTimeChikMama

    1stTimeChikMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both. But I was wondering how you could tell as well. I'd love to learn! I was not going by the comb as they all have pink in the area and that one is the only non dubbed chick. So of course the only one with a comb. I was actually worried about #3 because of the tail set and what I thought were saddle feathers!

    Shoot :/
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Lots of practice. [​IMG] Comb and stance are the biggest indicators. Leg thickness as well, but this is trickier on Orps.

    Saddle feathers don't come in until around 13 weeks.
     

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