Blue Rooster? One of Miss Prissy's hatchlings.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LocoPollo, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just wondering if this is a cockerel. He/she is thirteen weeks now. I have two that look like this. Looks like they are changing their colors, with the blue being different shades now? They were lighter and are getting darker now.

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    And oh yea, they are blue orpingtons.
     
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  2. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am fairly certain that you have a cockerel there. Very pretty birds!!
     
  3. mainchick

    mainchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a cockerel! Some blue chickens are very dark.
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Cockerel, you can see the saddle feathers coming in along the back.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hey, Randy, that blue orp chick you got from me..was it a cockerel?
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Cockeral. When dealing with BBS Orp Blues they do change their shade of coloring til they are almost mature. As they grow out their lacing will be become more pronounced.
     
  7. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    So pretty! I love Orpington eyes. [​IMG]
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Cockeral. You will see lots of changing in their coloring too. If this little roo came out of a #3 egg he will have lots of silver shine in his feathers. If it was a #1 not so much.
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    His eyes are so big! What a cutie [​IMG]
     
  10. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey Cynthia,

    No she is definitely a pullet, looks light blue or perhaps splash, not sure, and she is HUMONGOUS! LOL I can't wait to link her up with this guy. [​IMG] I will get a picture.
     
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