Orpington pros opinions please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nugget, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Nugget

    Nugget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2007
    Hi people, my orpingtons are 4 months old now. They are the same age, but are beginning to look pretty different. One has markedly redder and bigger comb and wattles than the others, but no male feathering. I wish I could have gotten a photo of all of them together, it's harder to compare them in these pictures. Do you think this could be a tomboy, or might I have a roo on my hands? When you look at the 3 of them together, each is quite different than the other. One has small pale pink features, one has mid-range redder and bigger features and the other has much redder and bigger parts. Maybe they're just reaching womanhood at different rates? Hope so anyway

    Chicken in question:
    Her/his sisters:
  2. Psittizen Shikkin

    Psittizen Shikkin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2008
    Oroville, California
    Though I'm no expert, I have raised BO's and the rear of the hen in question is definitely female. She does have a "tomboyish" head and neck but definitely built like a hen. lol.
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I see girls [​IMG]
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Look like hens to me too.
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Humm that's a hard one. The first one sure looks like a boy but your right...body looks like a hen to me. Hope someone else can help you. Think you have girls tho [​IMG]
  6. Nugget

    Nugget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2007
    Glad to hear there's still hope that they're all girls [​IMG]
    After what we went through to rehome our roosters I don't think I have the energy to deal with any "Puff Orfinton" roos haha [​IMG]
  7. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I'm not a pro. They look like hens to me.
  8. Hen Daddy

    Hen Daddy Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 20, 2008
    Vancouver, WA
    I dont see any pointy saddle feathers. Our Buff Orp looks like that too. I agree on hens.
  9. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2007
    Marin, California
    Hen, and I'm guessing she'll be the first to lay
  10. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Looks like a hen to this weekend warrior chicken farmer.

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