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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Overrun With Chickens

    [​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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    -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 Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    both are hens
  8. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    100% hens
  9. pixiedouglas

    pixiedouglas Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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