Need help identifying gender of Orps

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Maggie3, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope not but looks like they all could be roos. I can't tell for sure on the first picture. The splash is certainly a roo.
     
  2. Maggie3

    Maggie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking roos too. So if anyone in Michigan is looking for Orp roos...I've got em.

    Thanks for your help...
     
  3. Maggie3

    Maggie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone else?
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They all look like boys to me too. How old are they? Not that it matters, because they all show roo saddle feathers, but I am curious of their age. Very pretty.

    Jody
     
  5. Maggie3

    Maggie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Jody...they are around 5 months old.
     
  6. KKluckers

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    I would say all roosters.
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Wow, at 5 mos I would have imagined bigger combs on those black ones. They seem so tiny compared to the body growth. The body growth and feathering says roo, but those combs don't. hmmm

    Jody
     
  8. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

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    Quote:I had some buff that kept me guessing till four months LOL. I just started to look at their backs to see saddle feathers. Saddle feathers never lie.
     
  9. Maggie3

    Maggie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My calendar shows that these babies went in the bator in March so I don't know but with feed prices going up every time I go to buy it I need to get rid of the extra roos.
     
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