Speckledhen, here is a picture of George today

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by scgamecock, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    [​IMG]

    It has been raining off and on all day from Tropical Storm Christobal and they are a little damp.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm looking....thinking....assessing.....hmm....I see why you're having a bit of trouble with this one, Marlon. Tell me again how old this one is. If you part the back feathers just above the tail, you may see saddle feathers coming in under the top ones. I'm thinking the head looks more like a cockerel right now. The body shape is usually more rounded on pullets, too.
     
  3. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    He is 10 weeks old yesterday.He hasn't really acted like a boy much.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    At 10 weeks, I'm going to say cockerel. Here are Velvet and Suede at 10 weeks old:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    The lack of shiny hackle and saddles at his age was what was throwing me. And I was thinking he was a bit older than 10 weeks. So, you do have a George, I think.
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2008
  5. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    [​IMG]

    This one hatched with George from a blue buff cross.

    [​IMG]

    This is a black pullet from a blue buff cross.Imagine that.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, that's not unusual, actually since blue is really diluted black. My Glenda, the daughter of Suede with my Buff Brahma, is gorgeous black with feathered feet. Looks like a Black Brahma. I'll have to find a pic of her for you.

    EDITED TO ADD PIC... here is Glenda, Blue Orp over Buff Brahma
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2008
  7. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    She is beautiful. [​IMG]
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    30,361
    159
    446
    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Why the lack of tail feathers on some of them?
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, Orpingtons dont have long tails. They are more like Cochins. And Suede took forever to grow in his sickle feathers as a youngster. We had a running joke about him being bobtailed then.
     
  10. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    They are just young and sometimes they peck each other on the back when they just feathering out.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by