Blue Orpington - (sigh) call me paranoid *6 photos*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ll, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Yes - it's a female!

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  2. Yes - it's a male!

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  3. Not sure - leaning towards pullet

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  4. Not sure - leaning towards male

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  5. Don't worry *patpat* paranoid yes, but surely a girl :)

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  6. Cock-a-doodle-doo! (yikes)

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  1. ll

    ll Songster

    Hatch date: May 1st 2011

    Call me paranoid, I don't mind - understandable because our very first 4 hand-raised-by-us babies all turned out to be males.
    I look at my beautiful Bonnie with my question marks in my eyes because of the 2 sickle feathers in the tail and the pointy neck feathers.
    I admittedly have seen other young blue orp pullets showing the same neck feathers in photos, maybe a breed trait?
    Her wattles have dropped tremendously during the past month too, maybe at POL?
    My Buff Orp is a hatchery bird - totally rounded feathers everywhere, so they look quite different.

    She was showing these longish tail feathers a month ago too:

  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    [​IMG] She is most definitely a girl!

    Looks ready to lay too!

    ETA: Image of my buff orpington girl.

    Last edited: Nov 8, 2011
  3. kingdr85

    kingdr85 Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Madison-Columbus WI
    Those are girls!
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Pretty pullet! [​IMG]

  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Definitely a girl.
  6. ll

    ll Songster

    -sigh of relief-
    I just don't like the idea of giving up another bird that we love. The last one was really hard to do, he was SO tame - even with my 3yr old.
    Not only the neck feathers (so pointy compared to my Buff) but also it's those 2 long tail feathers that are disturbing me, from the back view they look like 2 long fingers in the shape of a V

    tyvm for posting and voting in the poll
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

    Aug 14, 2011
    both are hens

  8. jbourget

    jbourget Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    100% hens
  9. pixiedouglas

    pixiedouglas Songster

    beautiful hen, so jealous!

  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Having raised Blue Orps for 5 years, I know you have a beautiful pullet there, though doesn't take raising them to know that. No shiny saddle feathers, female body type.

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