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Any sugguestion on gender would be welcome.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mynewchick, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. mynewchick

    mynewchick New Egg

    Dec 6, 2013
    Hello, I posted a week earlier regarding my orpington, now I have taken new pictures a week later, with another younger blue orpington .

    The first two pictures are from my almost 11 weeks old orpington, really not sure male or female, can't see any saddle feathers yet, but is the tail growing any sickle feathers??

    The last picture is of my 7 weeks old orpington that suppose to be a female, but somehow the crown seems bigger than the older orpington, or maybe the feathers around the crown is just shorter? Also the tail is longer.

    Please advise. Thank you.
  2. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2013
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    I can't decide on either, the 11 week old, the pink wattles and thick legs worry me but it looks girlish, orps have so many late blooming roos it is hard to commit to vote pullet with them.
    Is the 7 week old all orp? Looks fairly stream lined for one, same thing as the above, more pink comb and wattle than I like to see on a 7 week old.
  4. mynewchick

    mynewchick New Egg

    Dec 6, 2013
    Yeah the 7 weeks old is a purchase when it was a day old, it is gentle when I hold it. It should be pure blue orpington. The 11 weeks old I hatch from egg, and its doesn't like me holding it for the first 5 seconds then it calms down. The older one is much more playful than the younger one. I just can't keep any rooster, hence my concerns. Thank you for all the replies.
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Nothing screaming roo at this point, but as stated Orps can be slow to mature, and roosters may not make themselves easily known until 4 months or so.

    I agree the younger bird isn't pure Orpington, that body shape is all wrong, and that tail tells me it has mixed blood or is something else entirely.
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  6. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    SE Michigan
    The first one I'd say not 100% boy.
    I'm thinking the second one maybe mixed with with a Mediterranean breed or she could even be a Blue Andalusian. She definitely is not a pure Orp though, even hatchery Orpingtons are better body type than that.
  7. DallasCriftins

    DallasCriftins Chillin' With My Peeps

    First two pullets last I go for Roo

    these two are boys


    Pullet in the centre


    No idea here!


    Pullet at the back
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I agree.
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
  10. mynewchick

    mynewchick New Egg

    Dec 6, 2013
    Thank you for all your comments, I'l try to post new pictures of the two birds 1 or 2 weeks later and see how they change, I guess the second BO I got taken for as a purebred. Its still pretty, just want to know what gender, thank you.

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