Anyone want to indulge me and guess if I have some Roos?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MydearWatson, May 27, 2011.

  1. MydearWatson

    MydearWatson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know its early, I know Orps are tricky but I figured I would throw it out there to see what I get anyway. [​IMG] My babies are 4 and a half weeks old.

    Here is BB the Blue Orp:

    s(he) is feathering just like another black orp I have.
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    Here is Luna my Black Orp:

    s(he) is feathering a LOT slower than my other two orps, pretty much just wings and those spiny things in her neck.
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    And just for fun, my sweet, little flock of two Silkies and three Orps: [​IMG]

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    My third Orp has no wattle and a much smaller comb, but she is runty... Any early guesses on my two Orps?
     
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  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    First one looks like a roo to me, and the second one maybe.
     
  3. birdstheword

    birdstheword Out Of The Brooder

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    BIG FEET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROO????????
     
  4. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea but wanted to add that they are beautiful birds! Luna looks like she is dressed in evening attire. Very elegant.
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Roo for the first one for sure.
    2nd-pullet 3rd one roo

    the two silkies are not silkies Im sad to say-silkies do not have straight feathers but they sure are pretty! [​IMG]
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    The only one screaming ROO! at me is that first one.
     
  7. threecutechicks

    threecutechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    According to my chicken reference book, it says to let them run in their pen and after they are used to it, toss down a hat. If they all scatter or crouch down they are pullets, if any run to the hat or act curious, likey a roo!!![​IMG]
     
  8. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Compared to mine at just under five weeks, yours all look like hens. Different breeds develop a little differently, though.

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  9. MydearWatson

    MydearWatson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Awwww! Thank you, Anne!

    Thanks for all the replies, keep em comin! [​IMG]

    Something tells me that my BB is a boy but who knows, I have heard Orps look like Roo's one day and the next day you are sure its a hen! This waiting game is tough!!
     
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  10. MydearWatson

    MydearWatson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I got them from a breeder, they have feathered feet and 5 toes, so I'm pretty sure they are. I'm not sure what straight feathers means (Im a newbie) Do they look totally different than Silkie chicks should? [​IMG]
     

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