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Help! Identify the Cockerels *ANOTHER NEW PICTURE*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by latebloomer, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    sounded like a teenager whose voice was changing.

    seriously though, i live pretty close to my neighbors and want to keep them happy, so i'm planning to send up the obvious males to be "processed" next week up the hill.

    here are the particulars: they're bbs orpingtons, they're 14 weeks old, i really like them.

    okay there are three suspected roosters, (two of them are darker blues, one is a splash

    here's a collage:
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    your thoughts and input is appreciated. please let me know if you need better pictures. i'll try to get them over the weekend.

    thanks for your help
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2011
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I think all 3 are POSSIBLY cockerals, but orpingtons have always been hard for me to sex. Some shots looking down on their backs would really help. My buff orpington girls had rather sizable combs and wattles, it was easier for me to weed out the roosters by looking at their saddle and hackle feathers. Good luck!
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011
  3. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    thanks, i'll try to add those pictures, would hate to get rid of some fine ladies!
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:Side shots of the whole body would be great-close enough for us to see hackle or saddle feathers
     
  5. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    yeah full body shots would help.
     
  6. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    okay, i've replaced the photos i originally posted with ones i hope are better.

    what i haven't said is there is one other fellow that i clearly a rooster, who i'm trying to keep, his wattles and comb are far more developed than on these three.

    will try to get a good picture of him to compare, they were all born out of the same hatch.
     
  7. happycountryhens

    happycountryhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My best guess is the darkest and lightest ones are cockrels and the medium one is a pullet.

    Bear in mind that this is a guess as I am not an Orpington expert.[​IMG]
     
  8. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    last photo on bottom right-black is a ROO and splash is a ROO the blue one Im on the fence but If I had to guess pullet from the looks of the feathers-no saddle feathers from what I can see...
     
  9. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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  10. loot4louie

    loot4louie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im guessing mid colored blue is pullet. Splash and darker blue appear to have saddle feathers. Maybe you could put off processing a few more weeks? Maybe the crow you heard was from your obvious roo? Good Luck!!
     

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