Orpington Roo or Pullet? New pics added!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by marie_martin, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    I have one blue/black bantam orpington and it is 8 weeks old now and I still don't know if it is male or female. At first I thought male, since I can only hatch males here, lol. But it is not showing much of a comb and not much redness at all. Much like my cochin pullets in that regard. Tell me what you think And also, if it comes from a blue/black breeding but looks black, what do you call it? A blue or a black? Thanks for your help. Here are the pics.

    Marie

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    Last edited: Jul 24, 2008
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Thats a SHE! And it's a black I think
     
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  3. TerrasCritters

    TerrasCritters In a new coop

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    My guess is pullet, but I am probably wrong
     
  4. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    That is what I was thinking too, just wanted to hear it from someone else. I know that if they are anything like my cochins, they get a comb and are quite red by 8 weeks. Thanks. I need a blue male now, anyone have one?

    Marie
     
  5. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    she and I think she would be called a mottled mine are 8wks too but haven't counted b vs. g yet

    i think james might have a few

    edited to say i am wrong about the mottle part sorry! misunderstood something i read a while back.
     
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  6. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    why mottled?

    Marie
     
  7. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    blue with black lace
     
  8. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    Looks like a black pullet. She's a beauty!
     
  9. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    thanks

    Marie
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2008
  10. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    Quote:She's defiantly not a mottled, are there even mottled orpingtons? If she was mottled she would have white splotches on her.
     

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