Blue Orpington 4 Wks Old...Any Outside Chance This is a Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by speckledhen, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yeah, I know. I can always hope. I've been fooled by a couple of these Orps, thinking a female is a male. He/she is just turning 4 weeks. I wanted to give this to a friend, but she doesn't need another Orp rooster, so I'd have to find a home for him.


    Here is the very irregular wing feathering. The brown is a poop smear, not his color. This pattern seems to happen in males much more than females in the Orps; pullets usually have much more even coverage by this age, fully feathered wings, in fact.

  2. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    Well dang, if that second picture doesn't cause someone's heart to flutter I'll be et for a turnip!
    If it's a he, he is one pretty boy!
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd like to say yes, but I don't think there's much chance it's a pullet.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    [​IMG] Well, I knew it. Dagnabbit. This is the Year of the Rooster around here. I'm sorry, Beth!!
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    OMG I [​IMG] I wan [​IMG] No I can't but I wa [​IMG] No Yes muahahahaha [​IMG] No you can't Yes I can [​IMG] No yes No [​IMG]

    He is gorgeous Cyn [​IMG]
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    He's the lightest blue cockerel I've ever had that wasn't a splash. But, I have to find him a home now. Well, not now, exactly. Panda is still in full mama mode with the two babies .

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