Sexing bantam orps - added PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hinkjc, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have been around single comb chickens a long time (including bantams) and know those little combs get red and grow quickly when they are boys. Are bantam orps any different? I have 2 that are about 9 weeks old now and the combs are not growing. We (the seller and I) were thinking they were both cockerels, but I'm not so sure. Can anyone advise what their experience has been with single comb bantams?

    I know, I need to post pics - but just looking for insight right now and will try to get pics of them today. Could I have 2 girls?

    Updated with PICS..

    Here is bantam #1
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    And bantam #2
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    #2 peaking on the left side of pic:
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    And large fowl for comparison (same age) (please excuse the sun glare):

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    Jody
     
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  2. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

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    jody, i thinks you have two pullets. and the araucanas in the background make me SICK! you're birds look great, and i've been wanting to get eggs fronm you but i'm afraid it's too far. but my vote says two girls!
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh boy..that's what I was afraid of. It's ok. I had another breeder contact me and offer me some, so I will get a pair or trio and add them to these guys. I really need the boy more than anything.

    Thanks for you comment on my araucana. lol I'm sorry they made you sick. hehe I do ship a lot of eggs..some with good results and some not. They're tough to hatch to begin with, so it really can go either way. I'll be offering up some started pairs soon. I went a little overboard on hatching this season.

    Jody
     
  4. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
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    think of me when you do...... i may have to make room [​IMG]
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Looks like two pullets to me! Sometimes they can fool me!
     
  6. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Jody, you got two pullet there.
     
  7. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Okay found the picture [​IMG]
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    A lot of the bantam Orps still have the larger combs instead of a medium comb. It is as apparent as your LF in the bantams too.
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thanks everyone for confirming my thoughts.

    Christina, that's exactly what I was thinking which was making me doubt they were boys. Ah well, off to try again. Thanks for your help and the pic.

    Jody
     

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