My Blue Orpington boy, Suede, is 18 weeks old now and I knew he was huge, in fact, seems almost as large as my year and a half old Barred Rock head roo, but today, I weighed the boy and got a shocker. This guy, with his girls, Velvet and Skye, are my breeding trio. Velvet is his age, but Skye is just going on 8 weeks old now, both blues. That boy weighs 8 pounds! EIGHT! I was in awe. Good thing the Blue Orps will be separated soon-he's way too big for any hens except the Orps and maybe the Brahma girls. The Blue Orps are supposedly not at their full mature size till almost 18 MONTHS old. OMG, how big will he be then? Anyone up for hatching eggs from these after I assure fertility? He's still in the "grab em and they scream and he lets them go stage", LOL.