What gender is this Blue Orpington?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by littlels, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. littlels

    littlels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is about 22 weeks old and has been in with a rooster for at least the last month. They co-habit fine and it doesn't hardly ever make a peep. I also have never seen it in the nesting box. It's tail feathers really boggle me as they don't look like the other Blue Orpington pullets I have in the same coop and the same age. It is also GIGANTIC! It now stands taller than my 9 month old Birchen Marans rooster and also weighs more.

    Any ideas if it is male or female???

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  2. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster, has saddle feathers [​IMG]
     
  3. littlels

    littlels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So how come my dominant rooster doesn't care about him? Wouldn't the saddle feathers be darker by now? Also, is it odd that he doesn't even make an attempt to crow at all by now?
     
  4. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    He isn't crowing because the other rooster is dominant and he doesn't want a thumping. [​IMG] As long as he doesn't crow or show out, the dominant roo will probably leave him alone. They may have to fight it out one day, though.
     
  5. EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN

    EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a rooster
     
  6. littlels

    littlels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I guess we are going to have one HUGE chicken dinner! :- )
     
  7. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    All boy!
     
  8. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1000% cockerel! He is going to be one big handsome fluffy boy [​IMG]
     
  9. Nightfeather

    Nightfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a roster
     
  10. What handsome cockerel! 100% Male. Look at the tail feathers, the tail itself is small but the feather are VERY curved. Also those giant wattles and massive comb say it all. He's not crowing because he doesn't want to be attacked by the dominant roo.
     

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