11 Week Buff Orpington mix--pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TRaeH, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. TRaeH

    TRaeH New Egg

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    We got Chet as a sexed pullet at 3 days old. She has been making some interesting almost-crowing sounds recently and now as I stare at her and compare her feathers to other similar pullets/cockerels I am completely and totally confused as to whether my chicken guy got the sexing correct or if she is really a he. :-/ (Which would be a problem and he would need to find a new home asap.)

    Chet is a Buff Orpington/something mix...and I don't know if the BO was the roo or hen. I took a lot of pictures. I will try to post the best ones. It's a little windy but I think these should work...

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  2. TRaeH

    TRaeH New Egg

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    Permel, the white chicken is 8 weeks old and I think a pullet.
     
  3. rachelsflock

    rachelsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that's a rooster. He looks like he needs to grow into his neck. I could be wrong though! I bet in one more month you'll know for sure.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Given the size and redness of their combs and wattles at those ages, both Chet and Permel are cockerels. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    That's what I'm seeing. Tell that guy, he needs his eyes checked.
     
  6. TRaeH

    TRaeH New Egg

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    Boo! We really wanted Permel to be a pullet since she was our only survivor from the first hatch. My kiddo will be disappointed. :-/

    If they really are Roos I need to find them a new place to live before they get loud and blow my cover. Are y'all certain enough that you would re-home them now if you were me?

    My other chicken friend has any number of known pullets/young hens she would let me have. Her chicken math went all haywire and she is frantically building coops to keep up with her hatching addiction. Ha! Lucky for her and her birds she is not bound by city limits or HOA's. :)
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  8. LiraEstates

    LiraEstates Out Of The Brooder

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    Without knowing the cross, it makes it more challenging since some breeds of hens get large combs. So with a margin of error, at 11 weeks with a bright red comb I'd say it's a rooster.
     
  9. TRaeH

    TRaeH New Egg

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    Thanks everyone! I think I have found both boys a home. Chet was tiptoeing awfully close to crowing in the morning and I can't have that in my 'hood! My friend out of town is housing them both on her property until I can meet up with the prospective new owner.
     

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