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Silver Pencil Plymouth or mix? Blue Orp and Barred Rock Hens or Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PhoenixPharm, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. PhoenixPharm

    PhoenixPharm Out Of The Brooder

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    This was supposed to be a Silver Pencil Plymouth but the coloring looks different from what I've seen in pictures... hen or roo? She/he is 10 weeks old. I also attached another pic of a barred rock who is about 4 1/2 months (was sick and had very stunted growth) I still can't figure out if it's a hen or roo and also a blue orpington who is 10 weeks I have another blue orp the same age that I'm sure is a hen she is much bigger than him, but this one has a bigger comb/wattles....any guesses?


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    Last edited: Sep 26, 2015
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Silver pencil? - cockerel

    Barred rock - cockerel

    Orpington - stunted cockerel?
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Your silver penciled bird is a cockerel. I'm not familiar enough with how this color grows out to comment on the quality of the penciling...I'll let someone more experienced with the color do that.
    The barred Rock is a cockerel. He's got quite nice barring.
    I think the Orp is a cockerel, but have no idea what's going on with the size.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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  5. PhoenixPharm

    PhoenixPharm Out Of The Brooder

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    I read that the male silver pencils have black on their chest, that's what confused me, this one is all white. The blue orp also has a bare back, no feathers yet while the female orp is fully feathered
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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