Blue Orp...A Jewel or a Johnny???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jbpatwood, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. jbpatwood

    jbpatwood Out Of The Brooder

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    Cockerel or pullet? I am terribly scared that this is a roo? Any guesses?

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    Thanks!
    Jana
     
  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old? I don't see any rooster feathers(pointed saddle and hackle feathers).
     
  3. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is a pullet.
     
  4. Americana

    Americana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree- no rooster feathers, so pullet is my guess
     
  5. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a pullet! See how rounded the feathers are near her tail and neck?
     
  6. jbpatwood

    jbpatwood Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh thank you so much for telling me what I wanted to hear. I have a pic. that shows her back too...I'm not sure if that will help. She is aprox. 16 weeks. My husband and I went to check on them the other night, and I swear she tried to crow!

    Here is the pic of her back...

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  7. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's probly going to start laying soon.
     
  8. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

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    Sometimes, in the absence of a roo, a hen will make crowing noises.
     
  9. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty Girl, I have Buffs, I've never seen one like this is person, she sure is pretty! I love Orpingtons!
     
  10. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    I'm pretty sure that's a rooster. Hen's that crow are usually older ladies.
     

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