Black Orpington -vote- Gender at 7 weeks? *alot of photos*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ll, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    I made a new & different board today with updated pics and got alot of female votes [​IMG]

    This was the difference in them 3 weeks ago, same age:
    Blackie first:
    We gave this one away:

    Two days after we gave away the little roo, in the middle of the night, Blackie made a "pathetic sound that would hardly remind you of a crow" which was during a really amazing & terrible lightning/thunder storm.
    It was 3x in a row and he/she was stretching their neck while screeching on the perch, looking like the real deal. Blackie also did this the next 2 nights (1x each night -3 pathetic sounds in a row) but not since.
    *Edit: Heard the "odd screechy 3x in a row sound" coming from the coop this morning 07/12/11

    Blackie is the sweetest most tame chick we have, a true sweetheart. But it is illegal for us to have a rooster [​IMG]

    So ... please cast your vote? Or is it just truly too early to tell, I've read several times "thought was a rooster & then it laid an egg".







    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
  2. Moose The Ameraucana

    Moose The Ameraucana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2011
    Maybe hen? but possibly a roo...hmmm [​IMG]
  3. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow from rats to tarantulas, chickens are the best [​IMG]

    Oh my you have a 17yr old goldfish? Is it in a bowl or a tank?
    If a bowl what size? Is it a common goldfish or special like an oranda?
    I had a betta that lasted 5 years, I thought that was a long time.
  4. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    i would say roo ours dont start to really crow till around 20-25 weeks so you have time to let them grow out an make sure it's a roo.breeder stock will be much heavier then hatchery birds easy to tell the difference when picking them.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011
  5. LuvMyBLR

    LuvMyBLR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2010
    New Boston, NH
    Here's our black orp. she's a little bit small, but we got her at either 10 or 12 weeks old. This was only a couple days or so after getting her.

  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Orps can be so tricky. I think you have a boy.
  7. The Turken Lady

    The Turken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a cockerel to me.. [​IMG]
  8. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
  9. Whiskey Bay

    Whiskey Bay Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old is "blackie" in those pics? My oldest black orp is a pullet and looks just like it,only bigger. When it comes to orps(and any chciken really) there are soo many differentials. You have hatchery,pet,breeder,and show qualities.Hatchery birds tend to be smaller/lighter(ur buffs)...While the better quality,the bigger/heavier. In boys and girls.In orps you also have English orps and american orps.English is by far different than american versions.But Orps can be very confusing.

    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011
  10. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    Whiskey Bay ~ The above set of outdoor photos were taken yesterday. How old is yours?

    Thank you everyone for your replies, Jimmy I tried to send you a link but your message box was full.

    I hope all or most of you check back into this thread because I would like to ask what you're basing your vote/opinions on ... feathering or face?


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