Orpington hen or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by richred1, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. richred1

    richred1 Out Of The Brooder

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    He/she is only 7 weeks and I realize that it's not the optimal time to make a determination on sex, but I'm curious as to what others suspect it may be. So, here are some pics of my 1st ever hatchling. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Much too young to sex accurately, but looks like a pullet for now.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Looks like a pullet....but those Orps can come along slow sometimes. Call her a girl for now and just watch for red comb and wattles in the next few months.
     
  4. richred1

    richred1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks y'all! That was my train of thought too. I was just bit by the curiosity of it all. Currently I refer to it as a she. I hope she stays a she but it's cool either way. I just really want more hens for more eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope she stays a SHE [​IMG] she's lovely
     
  6. richred1

    richred1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. She is and she's so sweet too. Loves sitting on my lap. [​IMG]
     

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