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9 weeks old buff orpington - pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickengr, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. chickengr

    chickengr Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    That's a pretty large comb and wattles for a 9 week old Buff Orpington and it looks like it's beginning to redden up, so I'm thinking cockerel on this one. :eek:(
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

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    agreed
     
  4. chickengr

    chickengr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought it as a pullet 2 weeks ago. only the wattles are red, comb is very pale (pics are not good). but the tail is funny - looks like the crest of polish chicken - the feathers are going in the circle. and a few feathers on the neck are up, look untidy - you can see it on the last pic.

    I saw a hen with the same type of tail at the breeder but the pics I saw when I googled buff orpington are different.
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

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    sort of like this?
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  6. chickengr

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    the black one is BCM cockerel almost the same age. his comb is much bigger and redder,

    I am not familiar with orpingtons.
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

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    this is a buff orp hen
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    chickengr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the hen at the breeder was slightly different. her tail was like a ball, feathers a bit untidy. are there different types of orpingtons? I live in europe.
     
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    well did she look more like this?
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

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    or was she like this? This is an English Orpington
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