Any chance this ISN'T a rooster? Lots of pics. *Update: New pics

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chocobo, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Chocobo

    Chocobo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my 14-week old Buff Orpington. She/he has had the red comb for a few weeks now and my other BO still has a pink/white comb.
    Pretty sure I know the answer here but she/he is my favourite and these are my first chickens so I want to be sure before going to craigslist.

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    Last edited: Aug 28, 2011
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    A profile shot of the bird standing on it's own is best for sexing. I may be seeing some saddle feathers, but it's really hard to tell. This is the age when the girls start getting larger, redder combs, it's an indicator of sexual maturity and readiness to lay. So that's not a good indicator of age. Overall, I'm thinking pullet.
     
  3. chickenpredatorkiller

    chickenpredatorkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, im horrible at sexing chickens, but that looks almost EXACTLY like my Golden Comet/ Production red (I don't know which one it is) pullet looked like a couple weeks ago...
     
  4. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    It is a boy. [​IMG]
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I think you may have a pullet there. Male Orpingtons develop their combs pretty early on and they do grow fast. So your baby, being only 14 weeks old looks to me like a pullet. Having a red comb at 3 months does not necessarily mean rooster. In another 5 or 6 weeks, she may be laying eggs and many girls have red combs long before they lay. I would hang on to her/he as I think he is a she! [​IMG]
     
  6. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Canada eh?
    Im voting she [​IMG]
     
  7. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm 90% sure you have a pullet, assuming she's 14 weeks old. My Buff Orp roosters had combs like hers at only 7 weeks old. I would definitely hold onto her for at least another 2 weeks, by then you can be sure.

    Like someone else said, a good profile pic would help. [​IMG]
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't be to quick in getting rid of that one. I see rounded hackle feathers, so I believe it is a she. I had a BO that had a huge red comb. [​IMG]
     
  9. AUChick9202

    AUChick9202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like my BO hen at that age [​IMG]
     
  10. mr_mojokitten

    mr_mojokitten Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks just like my BO hen at that age.
     

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