YOUR BEST SEXING GUESS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tortoise, May 21, 2019.

  1. Tortoise

    Tortoise Songster

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    They are approx. 4 week old English Orpingtons from @Faraday40
    Not the best pics, slow phone camera and I was alone doing it.
    Taking guesses for fun and too see if my thoughts matches anyone else's.
    Each chick is in a collage. The collage is numbered.
    My guess are all hens except number 3.
    What do you all think?
    Thanks for your guesses.
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  2. Faraday40

    Faraday40 Free Ranging

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    We'll know more next week. They hatched April 30-May 1st, so 3 weeks.

    For entertainment purposes, I'll take some guesses....

    #1 could go either way. No signs of being male, but things could change in the next couple weeks. I'm undecided.

    #2 I used to think was male b/c of size, but I still don't see any other physical signs. I'm changing my mind to female this week.

    #3 You could be right on it being male. I see a touch of comb color, so I'll guess male.

    #4 I'd also guess is female. That comb is so small.
     
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    Faraday40 Free Ranging

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    I have 2 orps left from that hatch.
    This is a blue silver laced Orpington (like your #3)
    At the moment, I'm leaning toward female for this one, but things could change.
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    The other one is a lavender Orp (like your #1). The comb says female but the start of wattles look reddish like a male. Because I had a few past pullets with red wattles just like this, I'm guessing female for now, but I'm not very confident about it.
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