7 week old orpington chicks help with sexing please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Trobinson, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. Trobinson

    Trobinson New Egg

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    Hi everyone,

    Could you help in sexing my orpington chicks please. I'm a tad worried the black one is a roo, he has no comb to speak of though. [​IMG]

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    Thank you in advance :)
     
  2. The Colonel

    The Colonel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's it three birds in question? If so the splash is your only cockerel I think. The feathers say pullet but that's a lot of red for 7 weeks.
     
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  3. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Cyan Night

    Cyan Night Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The splash (or lavender?) looks like your only possible roo atm. But that could change. I'd wait til about 12 weeks to try again. Hopefully the hackle and saddle feathers will show up if one is indeed a roo.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    This bird looks like your only possible cockerel to me.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  7. Trobinson

    Trobinson New Egg

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    Thank you all for helping :)
     
  8. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't get over how red he is. None of my BBS Orp cockerels are that red and they're 12 weeks old today. Looking back, at 7 weeks my boys had MUCH larger combs and nowhere near that many feathers. It's just fascinating how the different lines develop.
     
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  9. Wishapup

    Wishapup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The splash is definitely a cockerel, blue is a pullet...black is unsure. The comb looks like pullet, but the tail is a tad suspicious. Going with 1 cockerel, 2 pullets for now.
     
  10. Trobinson

    Trobinson New Egg

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    Hmm I'm unsure what to do, I'm not allowed to keep roosters, the place I bought them from said they would change them if any turned out to be roos. But I'd hate to change of it turns out to be a pullet
     

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