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Orpington hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by richred1, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. richred1

    richred1 In the Brooder

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    All my Orpingtons were a straight run and I'm trying to determine what they all are. I'm leaning towards hen on these but not sure at all.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Songster

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    The one on the right looks like a hen, not as sure about one on left. ok your pics moved in my reply, the one who's whole body is showing looks like a hen.
     
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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    How old are your birds? That is key in assessing certain characteristics.
    Can you post clear side shots showing the entire bird and number them so that we know which bird we are looking at/responding for given they look so similar?
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    They look like pullets to me.
     
  5. richred1

    richred1 In the Brooder

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    So this is Ceto. She(I'm hoping) is 12 weeks. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Songster

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    Pullet. My orp boys looked like this at that age:

    (blue cockerel; splash pullet)
    [​IMG]
     
  7. richred1

    richred1 In the Brooder

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    Thank you!!!! That's exactly what I was looking for-a comparison!!! I'm now thinking the other 2 could be cockrels. When I get home and if they cooperate I will post pics of them.
     

  8. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Songster

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    The big SIGN for me was wattles. The pullets often had combs, and their wattles were often RED, but they were not large.

    The tails were also different:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. HighStreetCoop

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  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    I agree.
     

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