Splash Orpington Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicknerd, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. chicknerd

    chicknerd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought this bird in May as a 5 week old Splash Oripington. This bird is at least 24 weeks old. 'It' has not laid a single egg, but neither has it crowed. I thought it was a hen until those saddle feathers came in, very late. Now I am not so sure.

    Any thoughts?
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    Here 'it' is from another view

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  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think that really looks like a splash orpington, but it is a rooster.
     
  3. Peachesbabychick

    Peachesbabychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not a splash orp for sure! 100% roo. Pretty though. [​IMG]
     
  4. Alexis

    Alexis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a roo, and doesn't look at all like a splash orpington. He's sure a beauty though!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Nope, not a Splash Orpington, and definitely a cockerel. Not sure what breed he is.
     
  6. FourPawz

    FourPawz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a pretty rooster, but he's not splash. Here's a young splash Orpington pullet:

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  7. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ..could that roo be a SLW or SLW mix maybe? Can we have a clear picture of his front (chest area), and a good clear profile pic so we can see what kind of body structure and com he has?
     
  8. chicknerd

    chicknerd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Roo it is. I didn't think a hen could have such saddle feathers but I have only had chickens a year. And he doesn't make a sound.

    I suspected he was a mutt but I bought him with a group of black Orpingtons and the owner said (then she) came with the group. He does look a bit Wyandottish (if that's a word). I will try to take some more photos tomorrow. It's dark here now.

    And thank you all for responding!
     
  9. FarmerGrant011

    FarmerGrant011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like my EE rooster that I gave to a cousin.
     
  10. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:I was just thinking EE too... I've seen quite a few with coloring like that.
     
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