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Opinions on Genders - PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by skeeter9, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, it's time to face the music! Here are some pics of my 12-week-old Blue/Black Orp and 15-week-old Barred Rock babies. I'd love to hear some opinions on gender. . .

    This is 2 pics of the Barred Rock: Edited to add: both pics are of the same BR. In the 1st pic, the little guy in the background is a Cuckoo Marans.

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    Here are a couple of one of the Black Orps:

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    And now a couple of the Blue Orp:

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    On this Black Orp I would also like some feedback on the white feathering on this one's chest. Is this a mottled or is it just poor coloring?

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  2. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in my uneducated opinion, i think you have 2 barred cockerals, the blue/ black orps look like pullets except for the last pic of the one with white on it's chest which I believe to be a cockeral
     
  3. Mr. Ree

    Mr. Ree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel, Pullet, Pullet

    The last one im not sure about. As for the white spots,...thats actually good. Some black birds get it but will go away, the more white spots they have like that as chicks/juveniles just means that the nice green sheen they have as adults will be better. The white spots arent a bad thing, but rather a good one.


    ~Casey
     
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  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Rocks
    -top two boys-
    bottom one girl EDIT [​IMG]

    Orpington Black-boy
    Blue-girl
    Black-boy

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  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    The Barred Rocks are all boys, no doupt

    The orps all look like pullets, but those I am not sure about.

    Matt
    Morganton, NC
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The BR's at the top are cockerals.

    The Orps are pullets.
     
  7. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Barred rocks, boys, everything else, girls [​IMG]
     
  8. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks so much for the opinions, guys! Keep 'em coming!

    Casey - that's interesting about the white ticking on the feathers. This particular bird also has some white on his/her flight feathers. I'm curious to see what he/she looks like as an adult!
     
  9. Mr. Ree

    Mr. Ree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it is cool to see what they look like as adults. I know in showing, the white spots are great on a bird because if the green sheen.

    ~Casey
     
  10. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would have thought the white would be a serious fault, but what do I know!!! LOL
     

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