Blue [email protected] 9 Wks-Pullet? Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by speckledhen, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    This blue Orpington will be 9 wks old this Wednesday. He/she feathered out like a cockerel, including the tail, but the other two cockerels have MUCH larger comb and wattles. This one isn't getting them, so I'm hoping it's a crossdressing pullet, LOL. The splash cockerel from this batch feathered out like a pullet, but fooled me and a few other people, so I'm hoping I have the opposite situation with this blue one. What say you? Christina, this is one of yours.

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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How does its leg size compare to that of the other 2 known cockerals?
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hard to say, really. I believe the legs are a bit smaller on this one, but you know these Orps. Even the ladies are pretty hefty sometimes.
     
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  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I do know how tricky they can be. I am leaning toward pullet. I had several that I went back and forth on until finally they proved themselves to be pullets.
     
  5. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing pullet. It looks "girlie" to me.
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    She's a girl..for sure. [​IMG]

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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Suede will have two blue girls then! Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Bad little girl, making me sweat awhile, LOL.
     
  8. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

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    Pullet.
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Yup, That's a pullet... [​IMG]
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, I think it's official now. She still looks girly even after more time has passed. She just has a boyish tail is all. SO, Suede's new ladies are Dusty and Smoky (DH liked Smoky). Since the splash turned out to be a girly man after all, glad this one is here, so at least, I have two new ladies rather than one.
     

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