Orpington 16 weeks...hens?

proo

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Had to switch device for photos...
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brit86

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Id wait a little longer I also have 16 week old orpingtons and 1 is just starting to look like a roo
 

donrae

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Is that a pea comb on the bird facing the camera? Can you get a better pic? I think I'm seeing a triple row pea comb.
 

proo

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I have no clue what a pea comb is, but I'll add some more pics tomorrow. Combs, feet, feather shots.
 

Rhodebar Lover

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Chickens can have a few different kinds of combs, pea being one of them. If your bird has a pea comb, it would not be a pure Orpington, because they have single combs. A pea comb that is triple rowed almost always indicates cockerel. Your other appears to have a single comb and looks to be a pullet. :)
 

dolly85

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At 16 weeks they both look like pullets, although the pictures aren't the greatest. A comb shot and side shot of the birds in a natural stance with good light would be better! Orpingtons should have a single comb so the curious one facing the camera is of mixed heritage. Three rows of peas do not necessarily mean it is a male, especially in a 16 week old bird. Here is a pic of my 4 month old easter egger leghorn cross. She developed 3 rows of peas on her comb by 12 weeks and laid her first egg at 19 weeks.



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