Rumpless Orp?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Goose and Fig, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    This girl (Blue Bubbles) is filling out completely different than her black sister. They are not quite to POL, and the sister looks like an Australorp at the moment. BB reminds me or an Aracauna(sp?) Is she ever going to get a proper tail?
    Anyone else had this happen?

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, that is a proper tail for an Orp, actually. They don't really have upright tails like many breeds do. She's not rumpless, which is a condition where there is a part missing that would hold the tail( maybe I didnt say that right.)
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Really? I don't remember my what my buffs looked like at that age. Here is the sister- she has the opposite kind of butt:
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    Here she is with a younger Orp we call Itsaroosternoitsahen:
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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Mine at that age are football-shaped, LOL. No tails.
     
  5. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your blue orpington is a rooster. That`s why his tail is different from his sister. Blue orp roos have the tendency to resemble a ball with a head and legs sticking out of it. ALL of my blue orp roos looked exactly like him at that age.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I agree that one is a male. Here is a splash Orp pullet I had recently--see how round she is?

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  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    NO WAY! BB is the one that I thought was a roo, and then everyone said was a hen. She has really skinny legs though. [​IMG]
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Blue Orp is a roo... first thing I noticed.
     
  9. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Oh I was hoping for a big blue guy! I gave up when I thought it was a girl. Why is he so small? My buff Orp roo is twice the size of his sister.

    ETA- the buffs are 4 weeks or so younger- and the roo is way bigger than BB- is it a color thing?
     
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