Help with sexing would be appreciated

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hisgirls, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. hisgirls

    hisgirls New Egg

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    We are new to raising chickens. My sister and I recently bought some baby chicks which were told they are about 4 weeks old. We are hoping for hens, as we cannot have roosters where we live. I have never posted on this site, so will try. If pictures are not sufficient, please let me know and I will try to get better ones. Thanks in advance for any input.

    #1 Lavender English Orpington


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    #2 Light Sussex
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    #3 Light Sussex (Pocahotas)
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    #4 Lavender English Orpington
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    #5 American Bresse
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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 & #2 look to be cockerels. #3 & #4 look to be pullets. #5 & #6 need closer face pictures.
     
  3. hisgirls

    hisgirls New Egg

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    Thank you for the input. I will try to submit more pictures of 5 & 6 later today.
     
  4. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    People on the Lavender Orpington Thread will help you sex your Orpingtons. Post head (from the side) and body pictures of each one. They are experts and very helpful. All my Orpington boys have huge combs and wattles at 4 weeks but some strains develop more slowly than others.
     
  5. hisgirls

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    Thank you so much! We just picked up the lavender orpington's yesterday. The breeder had several, all hatched at the same time. These 2 had the smallest combs and body sizes, so we were hoping they would be hens.
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    They all look like pullets to me, at least for right now.
     
  7. hisgirls

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    New pictures for #5 American Bresse and #6 Light Sussex

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    #6 Light Sussex
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  8. hisgirls

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    thank you!
     

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