Sexing Orpington chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Amapola, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Amapola

    Amapola New Egg

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    A little while back, you shared your opinions on the sex of my three amigos: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=541654

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    , they've grown a little and I wonder if you still believe they are two boys and a girl...

    Remember "crooked neck?" Well, her name is Princess today and her neck is straightening out all by itself. I am so glad I did not cull her! I was sure she hurt herself when she fell off the egg carton at birth, and that I had blinded her with my flashlight because she had an opaque eye. I put cyclosporin on her eye a few days and now it looks much darker. That is her "bad" eye. She eats, scratches the ground, takes dust baths all just like a normal chicken!
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    This is Princess again. Now she can hold her head up and look up.
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    Blackie is in the foreground, Mars in the background
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    Blackie's feathers.. And what is with this "roosters get tail feathers last" thing?
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    Mars is in the foreground. He is such a handsome stud!
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    Blackie's feathers
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    So, do you still believe I have two boys and a girl? I am terribly confused about the spots on the legs, seems like they both have spur spots!
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2011
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    All of those look like cockerels to me. [​IMG]
     
  3. Amapola

    Amapola New Egg

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    OK... first time around the concensus was that the first chick was a girl. Let's see what they say now..
     
  4. KFox

    KFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look like cockerels to me too.
     
  5. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roosters
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Cockerals
     
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    all cockerals [​IMG]
     
  8. KiraCookie

    KiraCookie Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they all look like roos. [​IMG] I have a baby chick who is almost a month old and its wings and almost bigger than its body. Also it has tail feathers already. We are hoping it is a hen cuz if its not, we will have to sell it. [​IMG]
     
  9. KIDDSBANTAMS

    KIDDSBANTAMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All boys
     
  10. humpbacks1962

    humpbacks1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, why do you guys think they are all boys? The first chick has a pale colored comb. Isn't that a sign of a pullet? What about the feathers covering their sides? The other two chicks has pink-reddish combs.
    I am so confused! How can you tell?

    Can anyone post photos of dark orpington pullets at about the same age (about a month or so) so that I can see what you mean?
    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2011

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