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Yeah, another Orpington gender thread.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by -Daisy-, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. -Daisy-

    -Daisy- New Egg

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    I'm new to this chicken business. My county just changed the ordenence last year so I can finally have some. After searching around on the forum I'm starting to freak out that I have a couple of Roos. Which I can't have! These are my 5 month old (hopefully) girls. Am I deluding myself? (Ignore the state of the carpet, it is brooder cleaning day).

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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    The first two are looking rooish.
     
  3. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    I agree.
     
  4. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo, roo, pullet. Were they straight run?
     
  5. -Daisy-

    -Daisy- New Egg

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    Nope. We're sexed with a 90% chance they were right.

    Dang!
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    It isn't definite that they are roosters, you can be sure till they are older.
     
  7. -Daisy-

    -Daisy- New Egg

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    I'm going to cling to that ray of hope.
     
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  8. likkatron

    likkatron Out Of The Brooder

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    They actually all look like girls to me. If I could get better picture of the leg width that'd be great, or if you could compare their leg widths, as I know from experience boys always have much thicker legs, and at this age you should start seeing a bump where spurs are (at least my boys started developing them at that age). At about 5-6 months my girls started getting red faces, as that's when laying (for me) was coming up (they are 6 almost 7 months and regularly laying). None of them any saddle feathers, or the very long neck feathers either (which also appear at this age).
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    I believe my Marian cockerel was only around 2 months old in this picture and has the same size comb as your 5 month old girls, so I wouldn't worry! I mean they don't even have waddles yet!
    Just watch for Spurs developing, saddle feathers, and lined neck feathers.
     
  9. -Daisy-

    -Daisy- New Egg

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    Oh man, I just realized I put them at 5 months. They are 5 weeks. Doh!
     
  10. likkatron

    likkatron Out Of The Brooder

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    That makes a difference! The first one I'm 99% sure is a boy, the second one has a slightly smaller and less red comb so 50/50 on that one, but leaning towards boy because of the color at such a young age. Last one I would say so far is 100% Pullet. Watch closely for it changing color, it shouldn't be pink or red until around 4 months when they're getting ready to lay at about 5-7.
     

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