7 week orps male or female...also could one be a blue? (lots of pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by blessednest, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. blessednest

    blessednest Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there! Our 4 black Orpingtons are 7 weeks old and we were wondering if anyone could guess the gender? Also, I think one might be a blue, maybe you can tell?

    Thank you!!

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    This is the one I wonder if it's blue...

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    The only shot I could get of the four together!
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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like the one might be a dark blue
     
  3. blessednest

    blessednest Out Of The Brooder

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    Are the shots not good enough to tell?
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    need a side shot of the combs for sex, on color Im going on its head fuzz but later it will be off from the others if it is a dark blue
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you sure they are 7 weeks old? They look more like 4-5 weeks. And yes, it does look like you have a blue.

    Here is an 8 week old splash Orp cockerel.
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    And a splash orp pullet at 8 weeks:
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    And a blue orp pullet at 5 weeks:
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  6. blessednest

    blessednest Out Of The Brooder

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    They are definitley 7 weeks, we got them at 2 days old. I wonder why they are smaller than yours :( We got them from a quality breeder.
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    what are you feeding them? have you checked for mites/lice? could they be sick with something? do they feel thin (can you feel a fair amount of breast bone)?
     

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