13 week Buff Orpington - Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SoManyHats, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. SoManyHats

    SoManyHats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Supposed to be a girl, but the face and comb look redder than the others, and the saddle feathers seem skinnier.

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  2. montain_dweller

    montain_dweller Out Of The Brooder

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    that picture alone is not enough for me. close up on the tail feathers, and a close up on the face and hackle would help a but. size is another, is it much larger? my buff orp got big fast. and is not much larger then any of the other birds..
     
  3. SoManyHats

    SoManyHats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is one of the biggest in the group. Here's another picture - I can try to get more tomorrow if this doesn't help.

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  4. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you know age?
     
  5. SoManyHats

    SoManyHats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    13 or 14 weeks
     
  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say pullet
     
  7. Maggiesdad

    Maggiesdad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmmm... I'll say cockerel, just to be different! [​IMG]
     
  8. yellowbeard

    yellowbeard New Egg

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    Looks like a pullet to me
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking rooster, but not positive. It just has that rangy, gawky, unpolished look of a cockerel. Pullets at this age usually look more rounded and polished.

    Maybe post pics again in 3-4 weeks and let us see then?

    Of course, if it starts crowing at any point, it's male.
     
  10. SoManyHats

    SoManyHats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought the same thing about body type. I can pick it out of the crowd based on that alone. My BCM of the same age is just starting to exercise his voice. It's really cute, but I haven't heard anything similar from this one. I'll just be patient and we'll see what happens.
     

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