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8 week old blue orpington - roo??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kitkatjean, May 9, 2016.

  1. kitkatjean

    kitkatjean Out Of The Brooder

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    I'very got some mixed thoughts on this chick...wondering if it's a cockerel or pullet. It's one of three chicks we have and I already have one possible roo.[​IMG]
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  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    I'm no expert, but thats some serious comb going on!

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  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    x2 I'm leaning towards cockerel.
     
  4. Mr Beaks

    Mr Beaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking cockerel :oops:. I don't have any experience with blue orps but the comb and wattles look pretty red and pronounced for 8 weeks.
     
  5. kitkatjean

    kitkatjean Out Of The Brooder

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    It may be a bit younger. This one was a lot smaller and had less feathers growing than the other 2, even though the breeder said they were all the same age.
     

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