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5-6 month old Buff Orpington Petaluma,CA

Discussion in 'Animals In Need of Free Re-Homing' started by sk2853, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. sk2853

    sk2853 Out Of The Brooder

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    So it seems as I made a mistake on this listing. I will chalk it up to being new and will continue to be grateful for the advise and knowledge from members on this site. But just to keep it real, this was a post I made to get rid of what I thought was a cockerel... I will come back and visit it before I make a post without doing solid research on the subject. :) If this thread needs to be removed please let me know. It could just serve as a source of humor...






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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a pullet. The red comb means that she's almost ready to start laying.
     
  3. sk2853

    sk2853 Out Of The Brooder

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    really! That would be great. From what I could tell from all of the pictures of people requesting an ID of their buff.... the ones with the combs were all labeled as cockerels. I will have to chalk this up to being a newbie.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    It's all about how early the comb turns red. If this were a 10 week old bird, then yes, cockerel. But, since it's over 5 months old, with no trace of male specific feathering, it's a pullet nearing maturity.
     
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  5. sk2853

    sk2853 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just added a photo of both of our Buff's.. same age, bought at same store, same day. One has a the pronounced red comb and the other does not. That is why I was thinking she was a he. I am grateful for your input, a little embarrassed that I listed a hen as a rooster.... Now I have to explain this all to the bird... lol.
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    They don't all mature at the exact same time, or at the exact same rate. Just like people don't all hit puberty at the exact same time, each bird is an individual.
     
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    That bird looks like a pullet to me, too. She should be laying soon!
     
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  8. sk2853

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    First egg today from my buff hen that I thought was a rooter!lol Thank you again!
     
  9. chicklover56

    chicklover56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's absolutely ok. I also am new, and I listed my two Black Sex Link hens as roosters too... Whoops!

    I also would have thought my Buff Orphington was a rooster, except for the fact that I got a rooster along with it. Seeing how much different they looked, I could tell that it wasn't a rooster!

    We all make mistakes!
     
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  10. RoxysAnimals

    RoxysAnimals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup! I have made the same mistake too. Large combs don't automatically mean rooster. You can usually tell from the body size compared to a hen, and the comb will sometimes grow a lot faster in some breeds if it's a rooster.
     
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