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12 week old buff Orpington cockerel or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chuckyloo, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. chuckyloo

    chuckyloo Out Of The Brooder

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    Everyday I change my mind on this one. He/she is a 12 week old buff Orpington. Wanted a second opinion on gender. The roosters I've seen online at the same age have all had much larger combs and wattles [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. chuckyloo

    chuckyloo Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Given the size and redness of the comb and wattle at 12 weeks and what I can see of the tail feathers, I'm thinking cockerel on this one.
     
  4. chuckyloo

    chuckyloo Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks!
     
  5. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm leaning toward cockerel as well
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    [​IMG]

    I'm thinking cockerel as well, but a profile shot of the bird standing naturally would help.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  8. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not comfortable casting my vote either way without a better profile shot...
     
  9. chuckyloo

    chuckyloo Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, here is a standing profile, standing next to my RIR pullet [​IMG]
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a boy with that darker shade of buff on the wings. He's still a bit young for really visible saddle feathers.
     

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