Blue Orps, roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by farmerChef, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some (olive) Blue Orp eggs from Lockedhearts. She has 2 hens that lay olive eggs, so she was collecting and shipping out to see if any of the chicks hatched out layed olive eggs. Well, only 2 hatched and I'm thinking both are roos. [​IMG] They hatched 4/21, so they're 2 months old.
    The dark blue one
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    The light blue one, it has a pea comb???? (because of olive "gene", or from previous unknown parentage?)
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  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It appears both are roos. They both aren't pure orpington also. They're beautiful though, and I'm jealous! [​IMG]
     
  3. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd agree with roo x2. [​IMG]

    I want the top one!!


    Blessings-
    Em
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I remember correctly, the roo is a son of Suede, so the roo at least was pure and good quality, IDK about the hens. The roo is black and the 2 hens (mother/daughter) are splash.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, the rooster is a pure Black Orp, son of my Suede and one of his girls, probably Smoky. The hen she has looks pure but lays olive colored eggs-don't remember where she got the hen. They look like boys, yes.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Both boys.
     
  7. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any idea on why the lighter one has a pea comb?
     

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