Gender? Black orpington chicks...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WVFarmgirl, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. WVFarmgirl

    WVFarmgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, I got these from Jody, and I have no clue how to sex these guys... They're roughly about 3 weeks to 4.5 weeks in age. I took some pics... hope they're good enough to get a good idea of what they look like.... any ideas???

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  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The 1st one is a definite cockerel. The other ones are pullets. [​IMG]
     
  3. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
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    I agree...one cockerel & the others are pullets.
     
  4. WVFarmgirl

    WVFarmgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    WOOO-HOOOO!!!! That means I've got atleast 5 pullets out of 10... makes me soo happy!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  5. WVFarmgirl

    WVFarmgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    so the ones with the longer tail feathers are girls??? that part confused me... I knew they had the shorter combs, but I was questioning the tail feathers... kinda thought boys... Soo glad you guys knew!!! I was thinking about getting rid of all my 'extra boys' [​IMG] could've been bad, I'm so glad this message board is here to help us chicken newbies... [​IMG]
     
  6. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

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    I think it's more the height of the comb...
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    (I agree, btw..)
     
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can't go by the tail feathers. That's not accurate. Look at the combs and legs. If you have bigger/taller combs showing some orange/red, some wattles showing some orange/red, and the legs are usually thicker, then you can be pretty darn sure it is a cockerel. It there is a lack of comb or wattles, then you have a pullet. [​IMG]
     
  8. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    What Jody has black orpingtons? I'm always looking for GOOD orps.
     
  9. brkuk

    brkuk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Gumpsgirl, my first hatch is due the 28th. What a painful 21 days! I can't wait. My first chickens. My wife thinks I'm nuts. I guess we'll wait and see. Good Luck to u and Your hatch.
     
  10. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
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    Quote:I agree also. Roo, pullet, pullet. [​IMG]
     

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