Orpington or Ostridge!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mscarolynscoop, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. mscarolynscoop

    mscarolynscoop Out Of The Brooder

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    I recieved my first batch of chicks ever earlier this month. They hatched March 30th and included a variety of Orpingtons. One of the BBS Orpingtons I ordered is clearly black, but she looks very different than the others, including a very long neck. Is this usual for orpingtons or maybe a sign she is a he? She is much fatter than the others but feathering out more slowly too. [​IMG]
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    None of my other 4 orpingtons have a similar build.
     
  2. Farrier

    Farrier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is looking very male to me. No idea if it could just be a normal Orpington look though. Huge wattles for the age!
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  4. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd put my money on cockerel too. None of my female Orpington chicks had wattles like that [​IMG]

    - Krista
     
  5. mscarolynscoop

    mscarolynscoop Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't even notice the waddles before. Just took a look at all my chicks and "she" is the only one with waddles that large!
     
  6. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree he has fairly large wattles for his age.
     
  7. Soot the silkie

    Soot the silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me, too.
     
  9. mscarolynscoop

    mscarolynscoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thought I'd update my post..,the chickend are now 4 months and turns out she is indeed a she!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Thanks for the update. It just goes to prove that old axiom that there is always an exception to every rule. Is she laying for you? I would love to see a current pic of her. :eek:)
     

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