Need Help from ORPINGTON owners

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WindyOaksYokes, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Can anyone please help me... I ordered all pullets in this batch and I know that sometimes they screw up which is no big deal because I actually wanted a buff roo. Anyways, I am really unsure of this one... The first picture is the one I am questioning, the second is what all the others look like. They are all the same age 17.5 weeks.
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    Any help would very much be appreciated

    Thanks
    Tes
     
  2. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two buff orpington pullets. Each of their combs is different. One has a bigger floppy comb and the other has a really short, barely there comb. Just like brothers and sisters of the human kind, they have their own unique physical aspects.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, at that age, right before laying, it is probably a pullet. I'd have to see better pics of the body, hackle and saddle feathers. One of my Buff Orp girls has a comb like your first pic and the other girl is more like your second pic-it's just an individual difference with them and could be with yours. Now, if it was a couple weeks younger, I'd say you may have a cockerel. See if you have pics of those areas so we could determine better.
     
  4. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Okay speckled... let me go out and see if I can grab a couple more pics... be back in a few... have to find them... probably under the house [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Tes
     
  5. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Yup... they were under the house... had to entice him/her with watermelon [​IMG]
    I hope these are what you were looking for... let me know
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    Now that I look at the pics, I see hen, but because the others not having the combs or the waddles this big I figured it was a roo. I just didnt know if they matured slower. I guess I am going to have to change the name from roo roo to ummmm... any suggestions???

    Thanks Tes
     
  6. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the comb at her age and that rear end...I'd say pullet. I'll leave the official call to the buff orp official, speckledhen. [​IMG]
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, I say it looks quite girly to me, so I pronounce her a pullet, LOL. And if she crows, I never said that, LOL.
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  8. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
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    Okay Offical Speckled [​IMG] and that is one of the major reasons why I asked... becuase it wasnt crowing or even acting anything like my other roos [​IMG] But my DH swears it is a roo... and says he is not listening to me anymore... [​IMG] and thinks I am crazy that I ask so many questions on here and spend so much time on here... Excuse me... but when was the last time he raised chickens??? hmmm.... NEVER... So I turn to the EGGSPERTS when I need help!!! He is even saying that a couple of my RIR are roos but they are not... they are hens... he just gets them confused with the babies, so he thinks they are roos... uggggg what is one to do.... except prove him wrong... cant wait to throw roo roos first egg in his face [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Any suggestions for a name since I can't call her roo roo anymore [​IMG]

    Tes
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    She is definitely a pullet... no doubt about it.

    Jody
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Now the true authority on Orpingtons has spoken! Jody raises beautiful Buff Orpingtons, just gorgeous. Jody, if I ever want anymore, I'm coming to you!
     

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