Black Orpington: Pullet or Rooster ???!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Annilee07, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Annilee07

    Annilee07 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Inky out 3.5-4 week old black orpington we have had for 2 weeks. We think it is a she due to her very small pale comb compared to 2 of the others her age when we bought her. The others chicks combs were bigger and had more color. But my chick has high tail feathers and LARGE feet/legs. We adore this chick and are crossing our fingers and toes Inky is a she... Any thoughts!!!!?

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  2. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hm. I think it is hard with orpingtons...mine are nearly six weeks and I'm still not entirely sure! Can't tell.
     
  3. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] & I think She's going to be beautiful !
     
  4. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!

    As for sexing, I'm thinking that it's a 50/50 chance as a pullet or roo. I'm thinking pullet, but there's still the probability it's a cock. You'll know for sure in a month.
     
  5. sandie44

    sandie44 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think she is a pullet.
     
  6. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too. She has a feminine look to her face but you'll know for sure pretty soon [​IMG]
     
  7. Annilee07

    Annilee07 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! Inky is so sweet! I just got done hanging out with the chicks ( i know i'm a dork! but I just love them) she flew onto my shoulder and hung out for quite awhile cooing .... Keep your fingers crossed for me!
     
  8. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing better than hanging with the babies and then the teens and then the big girls! I love going out and sitting with my girls!!! Right now I have babies and big girls so I spend a lot of time in the coop!!! :)

    BTW...I think your baby is a pullet, too!! Fingers crossed!
     
  9. Annilee07

    Annilee07 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for the responses... I'm still convinced Inky is a she. Here is a picture of her aprox 4.5-5 weeks. I think she is so gorgeous, he disposition is so quiet and calm, LOVES to be held! Thanks again! - Annie [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm almost 100% certain that it's a pullet!! :) I have a Buff Orpington that is a total sweetheart, too and loves to be cuddled!!
     

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