Help with buff Orpingtons - sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SilkieStepHen, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. SilkieStepHen

    SilkieStepHen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all!
    This is probably for the more experienced breeders of Orpingtons out there, but here it goes anyway :)

    I have some 3 week olds, I know that sexing is better on older chicks, but I'll feel bad if my girls have boy names and boys have girl names, LOL!

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    both are from the same clutch, both born on 7/17
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    baby on the right has a LOT of feathers on the back, bigger tail "poof?" and longer wings
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    any ideas?
    Thank you!
     
  2. Chicks and Hens

    Chicks and Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take pictures of their saddle and hackle feathers and of his/hers comb get it?
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Way to young to tell gender on yet.
     
  4. SilkieStepHen

    SilkieStepHen Out Of The Brooder

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    I figured it was still to early to tell yet. I'm just hoping that my "Momma's boy" is truly a boy, LOL! "He" is the one on the right, the bigger of the 3 Orps that hatched. The 2nd and 3rd are identical as far as feathering... I am REALLY hoping for 1 roo and 2 hens... not vice versa ;)
     
  5. iheartnh

    iheartnh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you should name them Cutie, Patootie, and Fuzzybutt. Those are unisex, and entirely appropriate. [​IMG]
     
  6. SilkieStepHen

    SilkieStepHen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hahahahaha!!! I already call the bigger one "FuzzyButt" because of the poof of tail feathers that popped up over night ;)

    I'm watching them play with the rest of the chicks (5 week old Silkie, 3 wk old Silkie and a pair of 3 wk old D'uccles) and I notice the smaller Orps will challenge everyone, while FuzzyButt sits it out. Knowing my luck ... 6 roos, 1 hen. Good thing I live out in the country :)
     

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