sexing orpingtons very early?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by afj6710, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. afj6710

    afj6710 Chirping

    Jan 2, 2011
    Are orps one of the breeds that can easily be sexed early on? My SIL is hatching orpington eggs and offered us some if they all hatch. I wouldn;t mind having a sweet roo. Are there an tip/tricks for guessing gender on the newborns?

  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    The breeder flock for the female line must be slow feathering only, and the breeder flock for the male line must be fast feathering only. To breed for the chicks you would then cross the slow feathering females with the fast feathering males. The resulting offspring would be the opposite of their parents. Females fast feathering and the males slow feathering.

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