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WHITE ORPINGTON PULLET OR ROO Please help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChockLover, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. ChockLover

    ChockLover In the Brooder

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    Hi, I purchased a white orpington around 16 weeks (I was told). I also have a 9 week old roo (black) to compare this one to. The roo is the same size as the white body wise. Can you help tell me if the white is a roo or pullet. Thanks
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  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Songster

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    I'm no expert, but i would say pullet
     
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  3. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Songster

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    It looks like a rooster.I strongly doubt that though.No pretty feathering,or wet looking feathers.,but that black roo looks like my Black sexlink hen.Has he begun crowing?
     
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  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    It is so hard to tell from a picture, but I am going to vote pullet, just because I don't see any roo like feathering coming in and to me, that face looks very feminine.
     
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    The white one looks like a pullet to me.
     
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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    I agree. :eek:)
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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  8. krista74

    krista74 Songster

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    The Orpingtons can be notoriously difficult to sex at the best of times, but that being said - I will put in my vote for 'pullet'.

    I would have thought at 16 weeks we would be seeing much more comb and wattles by now if it were male, and there are no feathers to indicate it's a cockerel.....yet!

    - Krista
     
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  9. ChockLover

    ChockLover In the Brooder

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    The white one is not 16 weeks I was told its around that age but I have a blue and splash which are bigger in size than this one. So I would say it is 12 weeks. The black one is difinatly 9 weeks so I used to compare. If the white was 12 should it have waddles and comb that big? Thanks for your thoughts so far.
     
  10. ChockLover

    ChockLover In the Brooder

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    These are the blue and splash for comparison with the white one which is next to eachother. The blue and splash are around 16 weeks to the seller said the white is smaller as they grow at different rates but I think it is around 12 weeks

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