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Orpington hen or roo? When will I know?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BJ, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. BJ

    BJ Songster

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    I ordered pullets, but the box was marked "straight run"...UGH! The hatchery assured me they were pullets and the wrong sticker was pulled to mark the box.

    When will I be able to tell FOR SURE? and how? do I watch for pointed tail feathers? When is the EARLIEST I will be able to tell??
     
  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

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    Oh...I never heard about the pointed tail feathers...but I ordered 11 girls and 1 boy. They are now 4 weeks old and there is one whose comb is redder than the others and he's getting waddles. Have to assume it's the roo...so give it 4 weeks maybe?
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    My orp roo has also got a bigger comb then the others. They are only two weeks old.
     
  4. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

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  5. LilRalphieRoosmama

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    Great pics!! That's exactly what mine looks like at 4 weeks!!!
     

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