How can you tell?
Thank you!Pullet vs cockerel feathering. These birds are 6-7 months. They're also Buff Orpingtons.
Even, rounded feathering, with a slight fraying on the edges. Pullet. View attachment 2428346
Shiny, thin, pointed feathering. Cockerel.
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Saddle feathers; (male)
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Your cockerel is beginning to show the male feathering. It'll become more apparent as he gets older. He's also got rather too much comb for three months.