Jubilee Orpington

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mixedflocker, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. mixedflocker

    mixedflocker Out Of The Brooder

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    Until today, I had what I believed to be a quad of Jubilee Orpingtons. Two regular pullets, and a blue cockerel and pullet. Today I happen to notice that one of the pullets has some curved green tail feathers under her tail. That does not make me happy, as even one rooster is a bit of an experiment for us. Please tell me I have three girls? Btw, they are approx. 16 weeks in these pictures I took today.

    The three girls. The dark one looking up is my suspect.

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    The known boy. He is a good 2 inches taller than the bigger girls, with a much larger comb and waddles. He also leads them all into the coop at night and directs them where to "puppy pile" for bed.
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    The 4 together, cockerel on the end. Yes I know the buff one (why is she that color?) is runtish. She just finished a round of antibiotics and seems to finally be growing.
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    A better picture of my suspect.
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    So, oh wise BYC members, is she a "she," or do I need to rehome someone? Could a girl Jubilee Orp have some greenish feathers?
     
  2. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    IMO, it looks like a hennie :)
     
  3. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    By that age... it would've had a big comb :)
     
  4. mixedflocker

    mixedflocker Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope you are right!
     
  5. mixedflocker

    mixedflocker Out Of The Brooder

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    No one else can say why she has green tail feathers?
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My understanding is jubilee is based on mahogany as the base color. So, take away the pretty speckling and you have a mahogany bird, like a good quality Rhode Island Red. They have dark tail feathers, so I think it's just a normal thing for your hen to have them.
     
  7. mixedflocker

    mixedflocker Out Of The Brooder

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    Makes sense. Thank you.
     

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