Orpington Chick Sexing

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

  1. CreoleChick29

    CreoleChick29 Out Of 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 Chicken Obsessed

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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 Out of the Woods 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 Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on both of the above posts.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 on this.
     
  6. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Out Of 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 Chicken Obsessed

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah sorry to young. But they are beautiful chicks!
     

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