The only way I can sex blue and black orps is to have the two different sexes exactly the same age and compare. Then we can guess at what we have.
We hatched 4-5 hatches this year each about 3 weeks apart and that is how we do it with each batch.
Or wait til they crow. Orps are awfully late about crowing too.
I would say the black is a cockerel and the blue is a pullet. I read somewhere cockerels tails are generally longer (of all breeds, not just long-tails) then the pullets, and in doing some sex-linked breeding this summer that seems to be the case. Although these are still to young to sex for sure - their combs aren't big enough and if they were cockerels they wouldn't have their shiny feathers coming in yet.
Thank you terrie for fixing the pic. lol i love computers, but somethings i just dont kno how to do on them. Thank you ALL for your replies. Im thinking the blue is a cockerl, i hate to say this but its
a little bossy around the yard to the other 2 week old barnvelders. i sit and watch them enuff, and i do see it chasing the others off of the waterer or from the feeder. and the blue is the one i wanted the
i cant keep a gangsta (rooster) lol thats the joke around our house, if we think its a cockerl we refer to it as a gangsta. and gangsta cant stay here. I hope to see you all more around the
backyard. lol ~~misty