Please help with gender!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jude007729, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. jude007729

    jude007729 Just Hatched

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    Hi everyone!
    I'm looking for everyone's opinion on the gender for the lemon orpington, the red barred rock and the blue-ish Orpington pictured here. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

    Michelle
     
  2. jude007729

    jude007729 Just Hatched

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    K sorry reposting the pictures that didn't work.
     
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  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    No such thing as a Red Barred Rock. And Orpingtons have single combs, not pea combs.
    All cockerels except for the black Ameraucana.
     
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    jude007729 Just Hatched

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    Yah, I didn't feel like typing "something you could describe as a red barred rock". What do you mean by pea comb vs single comb?
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Different comb types. A pea comb looks like a row or rows of little bumbs. A single comb is a row of spikes or points. The pea comb is dominant over the single comb, genetically. There are different traits that define each breed. Orpingtons are a single combed breed. You describe a dark chick with a pea comb as an Orpington. But that pea comb disqualifies the label of Orpington. He's a mixed breed.
    The red bird could be a mixed breed as well, or he might be a Production Red. There are no red Plymouth Rocks.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     

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