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Help sexing Orpington chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emmarouth17, May 18, 2016.

  1. emmarouth17

    emmarouth17 Out Of The Brooder

    May 7, 2016
    This is diamond my Orpington chick she is 5 weeks old and I am hoping she's a girl. She got quite a small comb but she stands quite upright dose anyone gave any idea what sex she might be.
    Thankyou [​IMG]
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    5 weeks is too young, in my opinion. Orps are a pretty slow maturing breed. If I had to guess now, I'd go with pullet, but that could change in the next couple of weeks. Keep an eye on its comb. On my Orps, that was the first giveaway. The boys had larger, red combs sooner. I think somewhere around 8 weeks is when I was more sure on mine (haven't had Orps in a long time).
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    50/50, but I'm leaning towards cockerel. Orpington pullets tend to feather in completely. While cockerels tend to get their wing and hackle feathers and have bare backs, bellies, and butts for while as they grow.
  4. emmarouth17

    emmarouth17 Out Of The Brooder

    May 7, 2016
    Thanks x

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