Sexing Orpingtons

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by featherfooted, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do Orpington hens feather in faster than the roos? I have 4 Orpington Chicks that hatched on June 26, 2 are white and 2 are buff. The White ones are feathering in alot faster than the buffs. I figure that the white ones are hens from the feathering and the buffs are roos, But the combs on the white ones are bigger than the ones on the buffs. Here is a picture of 2 of the chicks. Am I right to think the whites are hens?

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  2. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you get the hatching eggs from? Is there a chance that the white ones are not orpingtons?
     
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  3. Psittizen Shikkin

    Psittizen Shikkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    or maybe they're white orpingtons
    edited to add: the white one looks like a roo and the yellow looks like a hen
     
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  4. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they have yellow legs?
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Where di you get your chicks from and are you sure the white ones are orpingtons?

    The little white one looks like a cockeral to me. Sometimes you can just tell by the way they stand and behave.
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    You have two separate color/breed of orps...Not going to be able to tell by feather growth...Still too early to sex gender....

    There are white orpingtons...there are blue/black/splash, blacks, buffs and whites...

    I will say the white orp chick looks to have a large comb which would indicate cockeral if the wattles are growing at the same rate...
     
  7. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
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    I'd say from that picture, the buff's a hen and the white's a roo.

    Cute [​IMG]
     
  8. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are suppose to be white orpingtons and buff orpingtons. I got them from North Georgia. Out of 20 eggs these are the 4 that hatched and lived. I had 3 buffs that got smashed by the hen as they hatched.
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They are very cute. I was asking because heavens knows there have been people who think they have one egg and they suddenly have a different chick. LOL

    They are cute as can be. I think the white is a cockeral. he just looks like he is ready to crow. LOL
     
  10. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

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    The white looks to be a roo and the buff a pullet. The white is also a Orpington (white legs)
     

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