Ladies or Gentlemen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BlueCamas, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair of Orpingtons that are between 5 to 6 weeks old and I don't know what they are yet.
    The Splash: It is feathering a lot slower compared to the blue and has always made a really loud chirp, scratch that it never chirps, it shrieks! It has gone from a seagulls voice to a hawks and I think it's a boy.
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    The Blue: It is bigger than the splash and feathered out way faster and is almost done. I'm hoping it's a girl. No loud weird sounds from this one yet [​IMG]
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    These pictures are from about a week ago,
    so what do you guys think? [​IMG]
     
  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im kinda leaning towards roo for the first one...looks like wattles are already starting to come in...then again, the second bird also has a hint of wattles, though maybe less so. Do you have a more recent pic?
     
  3. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to say the splash is a roo and the blue is a pullet but I could be wrong. I dont know much about telling gender with any breed when they are that young
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I bet the splash is a roo and the blue is a pullet. You cannot use leg thickness as an indicator, both cockerels and pullets will have thick legs. Orps can be tricky, but by 8 weeks you should know for sure.

    My slowest feathering Orpington I thought was a male for a long time. She turned into a beautiful pullet.
     
  5. Poppy17

    Poppy17 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure, i think they are both girls. I have a little young cochin girl that dose the same thing as your splash. She has the voice of a hawk so we named her Hawk.[​IMG]
     
  6. Ersula

    Ersula Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they're both girls [​IMG]
     
  7. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really hope so, it got 5 chicks at the swap and it looks like my 3 d'uccles are girls If these 2 are girls then I'm really lucky!!!
     

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