Please help me sex these Orp chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Amapola, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Amapola

    Amapola New Egg

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    They are about 3 weeks old. One is notably "crippled" as was born with a crooked neck. That chick is quite submissive, but it could very well be because of the physical condition.

    The two at the top of the photo are in perfect health. They are vivacious. I even named the one on the left "Mars" after the Roman god of war, because he (she?) is not scared of anything!

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    The one with the crooked neck is on the right. I am hoping it is a girl, I really want to keep her and take care of her.
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    Thank you!
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Top pic, top two look like roos. Mars is more likely a guy than any.
     
  3. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    I would say 1 girl and two boys... The crooked neck looks like a girl and the other two boys. There combs are much larger than the crooked neck one..
     
  4. enjoyin' my chickens

    enjoyin' my chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. Don't know much about it but just looking at combs the crooked neck looks like a girl.
     
  5. RedReiner

    RedReiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    two boys and maybe a girl, crooked neck chick may be stunted and not growing as well as the other two. two big ones are boys for sure.
     
  6. Amapola

    Amapola New Egg

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    Thanks!
    Yes, the crooked neck looked a little stunted to me too, but she can fill up that crop just like a boy!

    I really appreciate your input
     

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