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Gender guesses

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Geckos, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Geckos

    Geckos Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, anyone fancy having a look at my birds and letting me know if you think they are pullets or cockerels?
    Many thanks

    #1 - orpington
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    #2 - cream legbar
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    #3 - silkie x pekin
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    #4 - orpington
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    #5 - too young to tell? Aracona

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  2. Farrier

    Farrier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, how old are they?

    I will say that the legbar looks female to me, and that #4 orpington shouldn't have a crest or beard. Is there any chance she could also be silkie X?
     
  3. Geckos

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    DOB for legbar & silkie x pekin 7/1/16
    DOB of the 2 orpingtons 1/2/16
    And the aracona 23/03/16

    No idea about the black Orpington. It was sold to me as that :/
    This is the first flock we have had, after more than a decade so just in the process of learning again :)
    I have two others in the flock but I am sure they are pullets. One is a white leghorn and the other a black copper maran.
     
  4. Farrier

    Farrier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm inclined to say all girls (apart from #5 who is too young to tell) but a little worried about the colouring on #1

    Are you in the UK by any chance?
     
  5. Geckos

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    Yes, in the uk :)
    The chick in the first pictures, is the same one that I posted about in the emergency section with a video and detailed description of what was going on. There is something wrong but I don't know what. :(
     
  6. Farrier

    Farrier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I only meant the colour in terms of gender! I don't see anything obviously wrong with her. If the patch over the wing starts to come in deep red she will be a he though.

    Now to the confusing stuff!
    I'm afraid that your araucana is your Orpington (and is blue rather than black), and your black Orpington is a beautiful English araucana! I suspect that the top orp is also younger (hatched along with your araucana who is actually an orp). This explains the apparent slow feathering on #1!

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  7. Geckos

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    Ooooo! Interesting! I will look more closely tomorrow morning. Thank you!
     
  8. Geckos

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    When I bought them the little black one aracona/blue Orpington was in the 'young' brooder box and the gold laced Orpington was in the 'older' brooder box with the black Orpington/aracona. I was told the gold laced and black were the same age. I'll have to see if I have a size comparison picture of them together when I got them. Here is one of the laced and possibly blue Orpington.
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  9. Geckos

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  10. Geckos

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    Here's some updated pictures to have a guess at.
     

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