Black Orpington Male or Female? 6 Weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Faraday40, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Faraday40

    Faraday40 Chicken Obsessed

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    I hatched 2 black orpingtons (American bloodlines if it matters) that are now 6 weeks 2 days old. I thought I had one of each gender, but I'm now unsure. Any predictions?

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    Here are the same chicks at 3.5 weeks. Number 2 has always had the larger comb but it's not as pink & large as my Lav orp boy.
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    Thanks in advance for your help & opinions.
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullets.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like pullets to me.
     
  4. Faraday40

    Faraday40 Chicken Obsessed

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    Update: Yes both turned out to be pullets. We kept the smaller one (#1). The larger one was sold to a friend. That one won a blue ribbon at the county fair.
     
  5. chickens r life

    chickens r life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good job black orp!! Did you name her?
     
  6. Faraday40

    Faraday40 Chicken Obsessed

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    We have a white hen named "Princess Lay-a, " so we named our black hen "Darth Layer." The kids carry her around clucking the Empire's theme song. (Bawk Bawk Bawk Ba Ba Baaawwwwk Ba Ba Baaawwwwk, etc) She's the sweetest hen but the lowest of the pecking order.
    * Note: We now also have 2 Bielefelder pullets, Hen Solo & Chew-Bawk-a, and our only bantam orp, "Cookie," has earned the nickname, "the Bantam Menace."

    The bigger prize winning orp was given the name "Fluffy Butt" by her owners. [​IMG]
     
  7. chickens r life

    chickens r life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love those Names lol!!!!
     

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