Orloffs - pls help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sstewart, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Sstewart

    Sstewart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several that are feathering slowly (as in bare). The one that is fully feathered people are telling me it is a boy. Not sure why the rest are bald...but maybe someone can help.
    Thanks ahead of time.
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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old are they, first of all? That would be helpful for determining gender. I had a nearly bald chick once, but she eventually grew all those gorgeous feathers in, and now you would never know! [​IMG] I have no clue what the cause is, though.

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  3. Sstewart

    Sstewart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry...they are six and a half weeks old
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Just guessing #1 Cockerel, #2 & #3 Pullets....Do you know the breed? #1 & #3 looks like it's got a "beard" ?
     
  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, didn't see the title, they're Orloffs
     
  6. Sstewart

    Sstewart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. That orloff word could be a bit of a mix. I hatched them and the person I got them from said it was a project orloff. Not sure if that makes a difference. Why do you think 2 pullets. I'm trying to learn as much as I can. I thought they were all Roos. Thanks..
     
  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They all look like boys to me :/

    Usually if someone describes their birds as a project, its because they're making a new color or adding a new trait (like frizzled feathers as an example). Typically to add that new desired trait, another breed is mixed in that has it, then the offspring are bred back to whichever breed you're working with to get back the correct characteristics for said breed. So, your birds could have been from the initial cross, or they could only be slight mixes that are several generations in. Or they could be far enough along at this point that they could just be considered Orloffs again. I hope that makes sense!
     
  8. Sstewart

    Sstewart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone an orloff wiz. I would love some more help in these 3.
     

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