Lemon orpingtons M or F?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by micayc, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. micayc

    micayc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 5 chicks, they are about 2 weeks old. any ideas? thx

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  2. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    It's a bit early still to say...
     
  3. micayc

    micayc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 have tail feathers and 3 have wing feathers. do females wings grow faster?
     
  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe that females will feather out faster then the males.
     
  5. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

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    [​IMG] fuzzy's! lemon flavored fuzzys?
     
  6. IDaho ChickieMom

    IDaho ChickieMom Out Of The Brooder

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    My guess is:
    Pic #1 is a cockerel
    Pic #2 is a pullet and
    Pic #3 is a cockerel

    There are no pics for numbers 4 and 5. I do better on day old chicks than older ones. With #1 and #3 having shorter wing feathers, that's why I'm just guessing they are cockerels. Gonna have to wait a bit longer to know for sure.
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  7. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:How do you determine the genders of day olds by looking at a picture?
     
  8. IDaho ChickieMom

    IDaho ChickieMom Out Of The Brooder

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    An old man who raised thousands of chickens all his life told me to look at wing feathers. Pullets show tiny wing feathers starting on day one....cockerels start about day 3. I've raised only a couple hundred or so in the past 15 yrs, but when I get day old laying or meat chicks, I've been fortunate to not be very far off in selecting the laying pullets or meat cockerels.
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  9. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Wow. I never knew that. Thanks for the info. I will have to keep that in mind for now on. [​IMG]
     

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