May Be Premature-Blue Orp Keeping Me Guessing-Boy? Girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by speckledhen, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Of the three Blue Orp cockerels, or the ones I had pegged as cockerels from their slow feathering and lack of tails, one of them is a bit different. Could be a slower developing cockerel, but wanted opinions. The Splash that feathered quickly was a surprise cockerel and I have one very definite girl. So, what do you think? Here is the one in question, followed by the other two for comparison. They are five weeks old.
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  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Me and the DH are in agreement that that chick is a pullet. Now this coming from a man that tells me to shake whatever I am trying to sex and see if its $#@% rattle, so take it for what its worth!! LOL!!
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I vote pullet. Did you try wclawrence's method of sexing chicks?
     
  4. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say roo, those legs look pretty darn thick and the feathering seems rooish. Is the comb pinkish or is that just the pic?

    I hope I'm wrong for your sake. : )
     
  5. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think your right looking like a pullet to me. Is that the one that I was going to take if it was a roo?
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Hard to say, but with the big thick feet... and some of the feathers on top are pointed, I say you may have a roo.
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Body and feather wise I'd say roo, but it sure doesn't have much comb compared to the others. Is it from your eggs?The one I hatched from your eggs was the same way....I flip flopped several times on what I thought she was before I got it decided. Time will tell I guess [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, this isnt a Suedelette. I know the feathering is very roo-ish and the legs are thick. Of course, most of these Orps have pretty thick legs, so that isn't always a good indicator with them. I think the pink in the comb is just the picture, Corey. I do have one definite young lady from this hatch, but I guess I was hoping against hope that this one could also be a girl. After all, the splash feathered out quickly with a long tail and we all thought pullet till the last couple of days. Thought maybe we had another one with a chickie identity crisis, LOL. I keep saying I'll just wait and see who's who, but seems I'm always needing just one more girl from a hatch and I get anxious to know what I really have. Bet this one is just a tad slower to get his bigger, pinker comb than the others. [​IMG]
     

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