We are 6 wk old orp chicks. What gender are we?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Buster, May 24, 2008.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    #1 Pullet?

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    #2 Cockerel?

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    Last edited: May 24, 2008
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I agree, how old are they?
     
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I believe they are six weeks old. I can't remember for sure because they were given to me, but that is what I remember.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks like you are probably correct about those.
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I agree on the gender.....
     
  6. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Ok that's what I thought. I was really hoping to have a splash orp hen to go with my black orp roo, but I plan on ordering more bbs orps later and I can work with what I have. A splash orp roo won't hurt my plans at all and now it looks like I have a black orp pullet to match my black orp roo.
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I'd give #2 a couple more weeks...... for 6 weeks thats not a HUGE comb.... I see wattles but they're also small.....
     
  8. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Thanks everyone. I really think it will work out either way, I just haven't ever had to identify chicks before and wanted to get back up for my guesses. If #2 is a cockerel he will sure be a nice looking one.
     
  9. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    I have a 5 wk old buff orp roo (he was supposed to be a she LOL) and his comb is so red it's not even funny. Based on that I'd say you have two pullets....give it a little more time.
     
  10. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think your guesses are accurate. [​IMG]
     

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