Splash Orp-Boy or girl

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jminnie0922, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. jminnie0922

    jminnie0922 Out Of The Brooder

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    This little one has me confused. At 4 weeks I was sure that it was a boy, but since then his comb has not gotten much bigger. It's really about the same size now at 7 weeks as it was then.


    What do you think? Boy or girl?

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  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    I don't know the Orp that well..... comb looks large... but also very yellow yet. I dunno... I'm sure one of our Orp experts will have an idea [​IMG]
     
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  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Very adorable can you post a full body pic and make sure you get the neck and tail in it?
     
  4. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

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    I've had a few Orps trick me. Do you have a better shot of its face comb/wattles and a pic of its body like tiki says.
     
  5. jminnie0922

    jminnie0922 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I'll try and get more pics this evening.

    I looked for wattles last night and they're barely there but they were pretty pink/red compared to the ones that I know are pullets.

    Jeanne
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an 8 week old Buff Orp that is not even close to that.
     
  7. jminnie0922

    jminnie0922 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a full body picture from today at 7 1/2 weeks.

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    This one shows the 2 blues that I'm pretty sure are girls along with there hatchmates. You don't see any other roos in there do you?

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  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That looks like a pullet at this stage, however, BamaChicken had a cockerel that kept her guessing for FIVE months, LOL! I once sold a cockerel that turned out to be a pullet myself. Sometimes, they just like to play with your head. [​IMG]
     
  9. jminnie0922

    jminnie0922 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope your right. But I'm afraid the odds are against it. I had 6 blue orp eggs in the incubator and got 3 to hatch. So the chances of all 3 being pullets is pretty slim. I'll hold on to him for a little longer just to make sure though.

    Thanks,
    Jeanne
     
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Do you see any wattles developing? It looks like a little girl to me too, but depending on the fast/slow development, they can play tricks on you.

    Jody
     

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