Silver australorp and jubilee Orpington, male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by John Knehr, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. John Knehr

    John Knehr Hatching

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    I have 2 of my 11 week old chickens that I am still unsure of the sex. One is a Silver australorp named Sammy and one is a Jubilee Orpington named Steven. Any help the experts here could provide would be greatly appreciated. One of our chickens a black chochin is definitely a male and we have some hard decisions of we have 3 males. 20180310_115510.jpg 20180310_115501.jpg
     
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    The blue (silver) and the crele (not jubilee Orp, he's some sort of mixed breed, I think) are both cockerels.
     
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  3. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    I don't see a Jubilee Orpington in there and I've never heard of a silver Australorp. I can tell you that both birds in picture 1 are cockerels. And the bird in front in pic 2 is also a cockerel. He looks like a cream legbar or legbar cross.
     
  4. dunnmom

    dunnmom Crowing

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    I'm not sure on the silver one, I can't tell if the hackles are sickle shaped or not, but I see no sickle shaped saddle feathers, I think it's wings are obscuring a good view. The Orpington is definitely a boy.
     
  5. John Knehr

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    Here is another picture of the blue australorp with our definitely male chochin. 20180310_125942.jpg
     
  6. JedJackson

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    I hope for your sake it's a pullet but the comb and wattles being that large and well colored at 11 weeks says cockerel to me.
     
  7. dunnmom

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    I was actually thinking it might be an early maturing pullet (the Australorp), but it's still hard for me to tell even with the extra picture. I guess you'll know if it crows.
     

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