Blue Orpington...Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Thommiekins, May 14, 2010.

  1. Thommiekins

    Thommiekins Out Of The Brooder

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    So, this is the only pic I have of one of my 3.5 week old Blue Orpingtons. What do you think? Roo or Hen? I have three of them, from the same hatch. This one is the biggest.

    Thanks!
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    I'll try to get better pictures tomorrow.
     
  2. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pic is kind of blurry, but I don't think I'm seeing any pink in the comb, which could mean good news. But orpingtons are kind of late to mature, so it is probably too early to tell. Good luck!
     
  3. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

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    From what I have been told, it is too early to tell on a blue Orp- if you can get a better picture, maybe including the leg size?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Too early, really. And yes, better pics are essential.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    They're very tricky. I still have 2 (out of 5) that I'm still not positive on at 7 weeks of age.
     
  6. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:agreed
     
  7. Thommiekins

    Thommiekins Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll work on getting better pictures monday...of all of the orps, and maybe you guys can help me with the cochins I have. They all came straight run, and I'm curious!

    Thommie
     
  8. laughaha

    laughaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a week ago I got 5 blue orpington chicks that were a day or so old. 3 have very even feathering coming out and 2 are noticably not even wing feathing coming in. I'm assuming that I have 3 hens and 2 roos because of this. how is your chicks wing feathers?
     
  9. Thommiekins

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    Ok. So here are some pictures I was able to take today. Hope they work for you guys.

    As for the wing feathers, the darkest of the three seems to have the MOST feathering, but all three have pretty complete wing feathers...

    Blue Orpington Chick #1
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    Blue Orpington Chick #2
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    Blue Orpington Chick #3
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    Chick #3's feet
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    Number 1's feet seem MUCH thicker than the other two...

    What do you guys think?!
     
  10. Orpstralope

    Orpstralope XL College Raised Eggs

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    I'd say it's a little early but #3 is definitely a rooster.
     

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