Orpington experts...please help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shelleyb1969, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    These are my very first Orpingtons. I hatched them from hatching eggs I got from gumpsgirl...and I had an incredibly successful hatch. [​IMG] I am truly in love with this breed now. [​IMG] They're beautiful and sooooo sweet. I really need expert opinions in regards to the sex of my splash ones. My blues appear, in my novice opinion, to be pullets as they pretty much don't have combs and their wattles are very small. But these splash ones have me completely confused. They're 11 weeks old.

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    3rd one could be a cockerel, and that's my only thoughts. 2 and 4 are certainly pullets though.
     
  3. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think the 3rd pic is a roo and all the rest are hens
     
  4. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think 3 and 1 are roos. I had an orp that I thought was a girl for ages, until it sprouted saddle feathers and everything. His comb is just smaller and pinker than the others.
     
  5. cletus the rooster

    cletus the rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    i agree with Firearia looks like 1 and 3 are boys [​IMG]
     
  6. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed, 3rd is a roo, the rest look like my hens [​IMG]
     
  7. bragabit

    bragabit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 ,3 are roos...
     
  8. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Boy, girl, boy, girl... that's my guess, but then, I'm still guessing on mine. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

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    I agree with Mrs. AK- you are two for two. BUT from what I understand, Orps can surprise you. They are VERY pretty bird, Shelley, I love those splashes!
     
  10. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think only #3 looks like a roo. The other three look like pullets.
     

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