These Black Orps have me stumped See if you can guess

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BamaChicken, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    These blacks are around 4 months. My DH says cockerals. I think pullets but not sure as I have had late bloomers before. See what you think. They are in with some 4 and 5 month olds.
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    Now here are some pics of some just barely five month old Black cockerals
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  2. estpr13

    estpr13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have this breed but they sure look like my pullets. You will know in about 8 weeks when they start to lay. Or not! They should have also been crowing long time ago if roos![​IMG]
     
  3. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    You know I would have thought that too if i hadn't had a black orp cockeral that didn't crow till he was about 7 months and didn't get a prominent comb and Wattles till then either. I had saved him cause i thought was a pullet.
    I sure hope these are pullets cause they are taller than the older blue and splash in the pen.
     
  4. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bet is one Cockeral and one Pullet..
     
  5. sara

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    [​IMG] Whatever they are send them my way [​IMG]
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Something about them shouts pullets......My black roo from yours was very hard to tell gender for quite awhile too....and he did not crow til he was almost a year old...
     
  7. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Curt you are probably right. I have been leaning that way. I have been looking for spur nubs and tail feathers but still uncertain.
    Sandy I sure would love to see a pic of that cockeral again. I bet he has grown a bunch since you last posted a pic of him.
     
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  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I see one is like a rooster but the rest hummmmmmm! That really got me thinking!
     

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