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Orpington sex???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BroodyB, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. BroodyB

    BroodyB Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Butters, he/she is 14 weeks old. I know orpingtons are notoriously hard to sex. No crowing. Not overly dominant, but higher on the pecking order. Some threads I read look at feathers too help...

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  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say girl but the neck and such large waddles/comb for being so young scares me, And are Orp's notorious for being hard to sex? The one I had last year was easily seen as a boy withing his 3rd week!
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The feathering makes me say pullet, though there is definitely something suspicious (possibly roosterish) about "her."
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    The large wattles and thick legs make me think cockerel but, maybe she is just a masculine pullet. I can't decide at this age. Another couple weeks may be more definitive.
     

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