Sexing 7 weeks old Black Orpington

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Maiahr, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Maiahr

    Maiahr Songster

    This chick belonged to my neighbor and it was going to be given to the dogs today as it is one-legged. I decided to save it. The owner told me it is a Black Orpington but don't know if it is a male or female. Let me know if I need to take more pictures. I know nothing about this breed.
     

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  2. Brahma Chicken5000

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    Looks like a cockerel. I’m not sure it’s a Black Orpington. What color is the bottom of its foot?
     
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  3. Frazzemrat1

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    What happened to his leg? He looks like a cockerel to me.
     
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  4. Maiahr

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    The foot is black but when I turn it upside down it is pink. Here are pictures.
     

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  5. Frazzemrat1

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    He is an austrolorp....
     
  6. Brahma Chicken5000

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    I concur with Frazzemrat.
     
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  7. Ted_Harrell

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    Yeah my Austrlorp has dark legs like that...
     
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  8. Maiahr

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    Thank you. Is there a difference between Black Orpington and Australop? I just read on the Internet that they are the same breed just different names. As I said - I know nothing about this breed? How are they sexed and at what age? If this chick is a cockerel.. I suppose cannot keep him for breeding with one leg.
    The other leg was broken at hatch and the owner didn't do anything with it so now the other leg is bend under the wing and he cannot step on it.
     
  9. Frazzemrat1

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    They aren't the same breed. The biggest difference, visually, is that if he was an Orpington, he'd have very white legs. Orpingtons are a breed that originates in England. Austolorps originate from Australia. They are similar, but different.
     
  10. Maiahr

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    Yes that's what I read too, that when the Ozzy's took the Black Orpington to Australia they renamed it to Australop. I didn't know there are differences. Right so if this chick is a cockerel the only thing he is good for is .... chicken soup?
     

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