Orpington pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PirateGirl, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first chickens. All different breeds so I can't really compare them to each other. All about 8 weeks. The Orpington has a distinct comb forming, but it's pretty light in color. My town does not allow roos and I'd rather know sooner than later because I'm already getting attached to them. The farmer will take it back and give me a pullet if need be. Pics were harder to get than I expected as she (?) clearly doesn't know how to be still.[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I couldn't attach more than one pic at a time[​IMG]
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    doesn't scream cockerel - in fact doesn't even look the right color of a buff orp. Should be looking golden by this age not white.
     
  6. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @drumstick diva they bred for various colors of orpingtons on the farm, I also had a lavender that didn't make it, they looked identical aside from the color, so she may not be a buff, but I'm fairly sure she is still an Orpington, and hoping she is a she since she is now my only Orpington.
     
  7. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    I think you are pretty safe. Here's our Fairy Floss (we raised her for my Mum) at 8 weeks old with a boy for comparison. Ours were quick to develop though - our boys (who went back to the breeder) sprouted wattles at 3 weeks and I had one start crowing at 5 weeks!

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  8. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @JaeG Thank you! That picture is perfect. Mine looks exactly like yours and she really didn't have much of a comb to speak of at all until this past week and doesn't have visible wattles. She's just the first of my pullets to start growing a comb, but as I said, they are all different breeds. Your Fairy Floss is super light colored too; do they darken up as they get older or will I always have a light Orpington? I feel better now. I'm growing attached and don't want to bring any back to the breeder.
     
  9. JaeG

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    She's a white Orpington, though her legs are dark grey (show quality they should be flesh coloured I think). She's quite the character and very friendly.
     
  10. PirateGirl

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    hmm... maybe mine is just white and not buff too then because I'd say she's got all adult feathers now and isn't any darker, she'll be fluffy and do well in the cold either way.
     

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