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English Red Orpington? roo or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lorileeann80, May 4, 2016.

  1. lorileeann80

    lorileeann80 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought this little one almost 3 weeks ago now. and the woman said she was "pretty sure" it was a girl. im also worried about the breed...she told me it was a 100% english red orpington but didnt want to show me the mom and dad...said the yard was a mess...so i bought the little guy/girl? im not sure if there is much difference with buffs and reds? but my buff girls are covered in feathers now. and this one is alot taller then the others...just wanted some input on what someone else thinks?[​IMG]
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well the legs are nice and thick, so it probably is a roo, the tail feathers also look short if you have any others that would be a nice comparison because you could see if he had shorter tail feathers but if he is your only one my bet is roo.
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Too early to sex accurately, I can guess and say pullet. To me it looks like a Rhode island red.
     
  4. lorileeann80

    lorileeann80 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you both for trying to help i will take a pic of the other 1 i bought with this one. i really hope they are both pullets and that they are orpingtons
     
  5. lorileeann80

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    the little one is at most 2 days younger then the bigger one. sorry for the muddy feet they were outside for a play date [​IMG]
     
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  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am not familiar with a red Orpington, so I can't say if that's what they are or not, I can see they are not RIR, because the chick down is too light, It would be interesting to see them as they mature. A few more weeks before you will know what sex they are, look for early pink combs and wattles, girls will stay orange for much longer.
     
  7. lorileeann80

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    ok thank you very much :) i will do a pic update in a few weeks and see what we have to go by then.
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    English Orpingtons are much slower to develop and mature than the typical hatchery-type birds. They are also much larger, and have a very different shape to them. These differences might account for what you are seeing as possible signs of a cockerel.
     
  9. lorileeann80

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    oh i sure hope so!! thank you so much!!! [​IMG]
     

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