Breed and gender question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Amy King Hanson, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Amy King Hanson

    Amy King Hanson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These were mystery chicks from a Meyer Hatchery order. Would you say Speckled Sussex and/or Jubilee Orpington
    They are 18 weeks old.
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    Is this one a rooster (first two pictures are same bird)?
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    Remember.... Hatchery stock.
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I'd say hatchery stock Jubilee Orps. The first is a cockerel and the second is a pullet.
     
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  3. Amy King Hanson

    Amy King Hanson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you think of this? I know my other roosters of different breeds from same order have large crests and waddles but I thought that maybe this one's was small because of slow growth.
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  4. MonicainAZ

    MonicainAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with QM. The tail of that top one is starting to get pointy feathers, that's a cockerel. The other is a hen.
     
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  5. Amy King Hanson

    Amy King Hanson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that you say that, I agree too. I love the wording in the email. You have a Jubilee Orpington. Meaning, the one is definitely JO, but that other one... Not sure what happened there. LOL! Thanks for helping me out.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sorry to dis on Paula, but that first bird is indeed a cockerel. Yes, I'd expect more comb at this age, but there are other male indicators. The saddle feathers coming in in front of the tail, the solid greenish tail feathers, and the overall shape. Compare his build to your pullet. She's rounded, feminine, and more finished looking. He's leggier, kind of gawky, unfinished looking. The coloring is also different. Overall she's softer colored, his colors are somewhat brighter with more contrast.
     
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  7. Amy King Hanson

    Amy King Hanson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wenger they were chicks the Orpington was yellow. The other was yellow and brown but didn't look like the Speckled Sussex chicks in the catalog. I wonder if there breeder mixed the two to get more speckled into the Orpington.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Queen Misha
     
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  9. BantamFan4Life

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    I agree.
     
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  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    A pair of orps.
     
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