Orpington chickens gender 3-4 weeks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Crazy4chickens2018, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Crazy4chickens2018

    Crazy4chickens2018 Hatching

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    Hi chicken peeps! I am new to raising baby chicks. I started with ready to lay chickens last year and thought I would try getting some babies this year. I picked up 4 orpingtons on March 4. Two were about a week old and two were a couple days old so they are now about 3-4 weeks old. I am starting to worry that three of them are roos! I have a pure black, a splash, a silver laced and a chocolate. The chocolate orpington chick was sold to me as a pullet. The breeder said that the chocolate orpingtons that she gets are always female. This is the one that looks the most like a rooster. Maybe you guys can give me your guesses as you are all much more experienced than I am, Picture 1is the splash( unsure of sex) picture 2 is the pure black( unsure of sex) picture 3 is the silver laced (sure that ones a female) Picture 4 is the chocolate(sold as a female but I am thinking this is definitely a male.
    Thank you!!! IMG_2906.JPG IMG_2907.JPG IMG_2908.JPG IMG_2911.JPG
     
  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Crowing

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    Too young to be sure. Repost at 8 weeks.
     
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  3. Ryder

    Ryder Chirping

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    I would say the 2 one and the 4 one are rooster
     
  4. Keeperofmunchkins

    Keeperofmunchkins Songster

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    It's difficult to tell because the lighting in your pics isn't the best. Try to take new photos outside in natural light with close ups of the head including comb and any wattle growth. However even based on these pics I would agree that #4 is likely a roo in the making. The others are not showing any major cockerel signs yet but it is quite early.
     
  5. Chirehe

    Chirehe Chirping

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    The last one looks like a cockerel, the second one might be but I’d wait a few weeks to know for sure. I hope you have a few pullets in there!
     
  6. HuffleClaw

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    Too young. Please post again once they reach 6-8 weeks of age or older. :D
     

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