Orpington Color & Gender Confusion!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by thepromise, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. thepromise

    thepromise Out Of The Brooder

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    So I hatched out some Orpingtons July 4th weekend. I gave some away and sold some as chicks. Now I have these five left. Does anyone know what Gender they are? and what color they are??? I think I have one Blue, but when the sun shines on another. It looks Blue too? any guess is welcome. [​IMG] Thanks There are two pics each for the chicks.

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    Chick #5 as an Egg with Tape around his shell due to cracks from The USPS!

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    Chick #5 just 1 day old.

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  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    They are blue black splash, the variety is called blue. All look to be pullets, the splash number four has roo features but the comb is pale so unsure. All black birds develop a green/blue iridescent sheen to the feathers. You can look more into how the breeding of blue black and splash plays out. Basically two blues make blue black and splash offspring. A black and blue make black and blue. A splash and black make all blue.
     
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  3. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 black, #2 + #4 blue pullets, #5 blue splash cockerel. I think #3 is also a cockerel.
     
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  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 - Black pullet
    2 - Blue pullet
    3 - Blue pullet
    4 - Blue rooster
    5 - Splash rooster
     
  5. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow cowgirl71, that calf on you avatar sure is cute!
     
  6. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    #2 pullet
    #4 roo
    #5 roo

    1 and 3 could be pullets too, not sure.

    I'd have to go with what cowgirl71 said.
     
  7. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    How can you guess a day old chick sex without seeing the legs?
     
  8. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck with sexing we didn't know until they developed their saddle & hackle feathers . I have a blue & splash roo that everyone thought was pullets until those developed I knew in my heart the splash was a roo . but you have some prety blues & and a splash.The breeder thought they were pullets as well.lol here in a couple of weeks we are going to do a trade with one of the roos for a pullet.
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:#5 is shown both as an older bird and as a chick.
     

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