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.

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    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.

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  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

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  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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