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Russian orloff

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Can anyone tell me how to tell if this is a roo or a pullett?? How old do you think it is? 

Thanks in advance for your help!!! wink.png

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post #2 of 12

I would say a pullet.  Roos have very developed neck feathers.  Could you post a better picture of her standing and her tail, it is hard to tell how big she is.  If you did that I could give you a better guess of age but I would say she is 10 to 18 weeks.

 

Orloffs are such gorgeous birds but my favorite hatchery either doesn't have them or only offers straight run hit.gif.  I'm a little jealous.

  Edit: Looking closer at my book it says they are slow to develop, so it is probably more like 15 to 18 weeks and could still be a roo.


Edited by MsBagawkbagawk - 7/10/12 at 1:47pm
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Ok. . .I will work on getting a better pic and post ASAP . . .. .I went to a ladies house to buy some keets and my husband seen this one and had to have it .. .  .of course I am just as guilty about it ..  .she said 4 weeks old but, I found some pictures of one that is 4 weeks and the feathers are no where near as developed as this ones. I sure appreciate the help MSBAGAWKBAGAWAK.

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I am hoping to get more and raise some. . . .very beautiful chickens.

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post #5 of 12
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Here are some better pics. 

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sorry loaded one 2x let me try again LOL

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post #7 of 12

Wow, she is tiny.  I will change my guess (again) and say about 10 weeks maybe.  I've never raised Orloffs before but most chickens are just minis of their future selves at about 10-12 weeks. 

 

I love those silkies in the background.  I had one once who was best friends with a polish roo.  Neither of them could see very well unfortunately.... 

 

Glad you're promoting a rare and endangered breed.
 

post #8 of 12
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Ok, thanks for the help greatly appreciate. . . I am very excited about her and I truly do hope to get more and begin raising them. The little silkies are my youngest daughters and the two chicks are the best of buddies. They are her little babies Cordaroy and Courtney. 

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MsBagawkbagawk, you had said that you were interested in having the Russian Orloff. I just spoke with Strombergs hatchery and they should have some available in August. just FYI

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Originally Posted by deedee1 View Post

MsBagawkbagawk, you had said that you were interested in having the Russian Orloff. I just spoke with Strombergs hatchery and they should have some available in August. just FYI

Interesting...I'll have to see if they have any in the spring (I don't know if I have recovered from this spring yet!).  That would be really cool to have one.

 

Also, off-topic, I just noticed one of my mutt hens has the signature long, white orloff legs, even though the only laying hen with white legs is a BO.  I just thought that that was interesting...

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