Orpington 16 weeks...hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by proo, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. proo

    proo Out Of The Brooder

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    Boy and girl? Boys? Girls?

    I am new to this.

    Thank you!
     
  2. proo

    proo Out Of The Brooder

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    Had to switch device for photos...[​IMG]
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  3. corewassen87

    corewassen87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Girls at 16 weeks
     
  4. brit86

    brit86 New Egg

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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
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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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.
     
  6. corewassen87

    corewassen87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't even see the second picture. I blew it up and it sure looks like a 3 row pea comb
     
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  7. proo

    proo Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
  8. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. :)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Rhodebar Lover
     
  10. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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