Orpington Chick Sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CreoleChick29, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. CreoleChick29

    CreoleChick29 In the Brooder

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    Looking for some help in determining the sex of my chicks that were hatched one 11/21/2015. Also if you could provide some tips on learning how to sex on my own I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks in advance!
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Most early signs of males begin to show at about 6 to 8 weeks old. Any chick that starts to turn red in the comb before 12 weeks old is male.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    It's too young to tell, sorry! Try reposting pics in another 1-2 months.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    X2 on both of the above posts.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    x2 on this.
     

  6. Yes, most, but some breeds like Wyandottes are harder to tell at that age too. If you can stand to wait until they are 11-12 weeks to ask, you'll get the most accurate answers.
     
  7. CreoleChick29

    CreoleChick29 In the Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! I was just curious since I am already getting comments on majority being cockerels and I was wondering how everyone came to that conclusion. I normally wait until I can tell the difference but was looking for other tips and tricks that I may not be aware of on identifying at such a young age.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    You're welcome. Anyone telling you a specific gender at that age is just guessing. :eek:)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    x 3 on Junebuggena's post
     

  10. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Crowing

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    Yeah sorry to young. But they are beautiful chicks!
     

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