Please help sex my Black Orpingtons!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Rachele, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Rachele

    Rachele New Egg

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    Hi, I have 3 x 14 week old black Orpingtons. I believe all 3 are boys, especially as they starting to get a bit scrappy. Can anyone help with sexing them? Its the first time I have had them so want to make sure. They are starting to get long neck feathers and combs are fairly big already for their age?? Have posted few photos. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.[​IMG]
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    [​IMG] from another version of Rachel!

    I do believe you have all males. Orps can be pretty slow to develop, I've never seen that much comb on a female at this age. Plus, as you've noticed, they have a bit of a gangly look to them, and the start of some sex feathers.
     
  3. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their combs look pretty big to be females. But im no pro at sexing.
     
  4. Rachele

    Rachele New Egg

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    Thanks, confirms what I was thinking....what a shame!
     

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