BO Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SC-ChickMom, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. SC-ChickMom

    SC-ChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got this BO as a packing peanut. We have found homes for 3 or 4 of the ten we originally received. Hubby has agreed to keeping one cockeral. This particular one, I tried to mark with food coloring (very messy) because it is constantly with our EE(the only one she allows near). This one will stay with us for this reason. I was noticing that this one is the smallest, it has a more rounded tail and smaller legs than the other packing peanuts so it got me wondering: It is possible that this is a pullet? They are 10.5 weeks old. So is there a chance this is a she and not a he? Thanks.
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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet to me, but its got alot of red in the comb for 10.5 weeks
     
  3. ChickenAddict92

    ChickenAddict92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, looks like a pullet to me. She looks just like my BO girl did at 10.5 weeks. I would think she would have much larger wattles and a larger/fuller tail if she were a cockerel.
     
  4. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Unfortunately an orpington pullet at only 10.5 weeks would not be that red or even have that large of comb/wattles, he is however going to be a beautiful cockerel. [​IMG]
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Im thinking roo as well. The red shoulders give him away. The BO girls I had were a nice, even blonde.
     
  6. SC-ChickMom

    SC-ChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. This little guy is the lightest in color of all. In all honesty I was not expecting any pullets but I was hoping. My little EE appears a little neurotic. She rarely leaves the coop and constantly walks around peeping. This little BO is her side kick. They roost together, eat together and leave the coop together. I must say that the next time I want chicks they will be BOs. They have been the best little chicks ever.
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I vote roo, but am not certain.
     
  8. broodybantam

    broodybantam Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like a hen but i do see some roos, the Dark brahma is a perfect looking pullet
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a cockerel. the comb and wattles are way to large and red to be a pullet at 10.5 weeks
     
  10. I'm 90% sure that it's a pullet, i had a few chicks who looked like that and they ended up as hens.
     

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