Sex of black Orpington

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stewandhisgirls, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. stewandhisgirls

    stewandhisgirls Just Hatched

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    These chicks are 5 weeks and I was wondering if anyone has any idea about sex? I am thinking male but hoping I am wrong.. thanks in advance for you input!![​IMG]

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm leaning toward male also, but am not positive at this point.

    If it were a production bred bird, I'd say female. But Orpington boys can be so slow to mature, it's hard to call pullet with confidence this early. That bit of comb and wattles wouldn't concern me were it say a hatchery Australorp, but here it may well bode crowing in your future.
     
  3. stewandhisgirls

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    Thanks Donrae for your answer, my gut is still telling me one might be a girl despite the comb and wattle development, the one in the third and fourth picture, could be wishful thinking on my part but it just seems to behave more like a female. Time will tell but I am so impatient [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Still too young to be certain of anything. Orpingtons have a reputation for being very slow to develop.
     
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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I hope you're correct! Please keep us updated, I"ll be interested to see how it turns out.
     
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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree also
     
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  8. stewandhisgirls

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    They are now 8 weeks, still not sure about sex.
     

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