B/S orps, any pullets and any splash? Pic heavy

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tuppemor, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Tuppemor

    Tuppemor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four blue (?) orpingtons that are around 21 and 19 weeks. The two oldest are the darkest, they are a dark, dark blue. The two youngest are much lighter, are they splash?

    I fear that I have all roos, considering their tail feathers all hang down the sides. The seller said there were at least two definite pullets, but I don't know which ones that was supposed to be.
    Noone is crowing here, besides my little mix roo. Start making noise boys, it will be helpful!

    Lots of pictures coming up, sorry about the quality.

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  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Yep- looks like you have lots of BEAUTIFUL roosters.
    Ooops almost forgot- 2 blue and 2 splash.
     
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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I don't see any that I would consider splash in any of the pics. Those are almost white. Yours are all blues in various shades, and one is very unevenly colored, but I wouldn't consider it splash at all
     
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    You have four blue Orpingtons, possibly all pullets, but I'm not sure. They're all four super-nice Orpingtons with great color. You lucked out buying them.
     
  5. rstampa

    rstampa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Quote:I concur! What beauties they are. Just gorgeous! Good look with them.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I think one of your blues is a cockerel, the rest probably pullets, but not sure if I see two boys or just one in different pics. Could be two males.
     
  7. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    4 Blue roos!

    Splash = White bird with splashes of blue
     
  8. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Humm, I guess I don't know enough about this breed because they all look like roos to me. Saddle feathers on all.
     
  9. Tuppemor

    Tuppemor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for your replies! They come from a show breeder who sold me and my friend some of her good stock that she was planning to keep for herself. She just wanted us to get a good start. Some people are just that nice. [​IMG]

    Some of you say all roos, others say most pullets. Now I'm confused. Do all orpingtons have those saddle feathers hanging down? Because that's what keeps me thinking roo, so if they all have that I have to rethink them.

    Okay, so no splashes. I wasn't expecting any, just wondering because of the different colors. Nice to know what I have.


    Speckledhen: In which pictures do you think you see roos? I can tell if they are the same bird. I'm guessing it's one or both of the dark, older ones?

    I sure do hope not all are roos, because that would make 7 out of 10 youngsters boys.. My little black brahma (who is sticking his head out in one of the pics) is also looking rooish.

    More opinions always welcome. [​IMG]
     
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  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Now that I look again, I think at least three of them are cockerels, maybe 4. Pics #1, 2(butt to camera), 5 (dark one). Could be all of them. I see pointy saddles on all of the blues, maybe, even the one with the short comb that I first thought was a pullet.
    Since you can see them in person, look at this hen of mine. See her back? No saddle feathers hanging off at all.

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    And a young pic of Suede and Velvet together so you can see the difference:

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