6 week old blue orpington - roo or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kikwi, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Kikwi

    Kikwi Out Of The Brooder

    Hi BYC! Got my first little chicks at the end of June and I am HOOKED. Can't tell you how many hours I've spent lurking on this site... Well, this is my first post and I hope you all can help me figure out if I've got a boy or girl here. Every week I think one or the other; last week I thought "boy" but now I'm not so sure. I thought the comb and wattles were supposed to shoot up and turn bright red by now? The flockmates are all different breeds I picked up from Just Struttin Farms, so I don't have another orp to compare this guy with.

    Personality-wise, s/he is the dufus of the bunch. Cannonballs the poultry pile when it's time to sleep. Gallops around the run. By far the most awkwardly uncoordinated of them. Not aggressive, but calmly stands his/her ground when challenged or is confronted with something new (like a hummingbird -- the rest of them freaked out! [​IMG]). Meet "Hodor":





    What do y'all think?
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    At the moment nothing says rooster, but with it not even 2 months old, that could change.
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    X 2
    Orps tend to be fairly slow maturing, so surprise boys can show up pretty late.
  4. Kikwi

    Kikwi Out Of The Brooder

    Ok, thanks! S/he was super late to feather out, so I'll keep an eye out. Crossing my fingers it's a girl!
  5. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2009
    Saint Helens, Oregon
    I am also thinking Girl! [​IMG]
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I'm thinking that she is a pullet!
  7. nursemkt

    nursemkt Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 7, 2013
    She is very cute!!!! :love
  8. chickita12

    chickita12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2013
    Pullet! Very pretty! [​IMG]
  9. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just recently got a blue orpington.Pullet!
  10. Pullet! So pretty! [​IMG]

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