both cockerels? :O

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mamamage, May 16, 2018.

  1. mamamage

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    12ED0E21-6820-4F04-BDBD-BC44DDFE6999.jpeg A7677A8E-D43C-4349-8ED5-4253E2091722.jpeg hey everyone! i have two buff orpingtons here that i'm wondering about..one of them for sure i know is a roo (i ordered a rooster), his sibling however, confuses me! his/her comb is just as big, but it's not as red as his/her brother! also, their body shapes and feathers are completely different! my roo still has some down and he's real streamline and skinny, the sibling has no down and is fat like a hen would be! what do you guys think? both boys? the first pic is who i think is a roo, the second is the mystery..
     
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  2. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Crowing

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    How old are they?
     
  3. mamamage

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    i knew i forgot something! haha they're between 6 and 7 weeks!
     
  4. Athena2344

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    I'm going to say that they are both cockerels. i had a pullet that was 8 weeks old and her comb was just starting to grow, and she was on gamebird feed
     
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  5. Trish1974

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    Hmmm, my first thought was the top picture is the cockerel and the bottom picture a pullet, but my BO didn't have that much comb until she was almost twice that age. I'm new to the sexing game but I'm sure more experienced folk will be along to give their opinion. Posting this in the "What Breed or Gender" forum may get you more responses. Beautiful birds by the way!
     
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  6. Athena2344

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    Yes, i think that BO's are pretty easy to sex
     
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  7. mamamage

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    yea i have another BO and i know she's a hen because she basically has no comb! ;)
     
  8. ChickenGirl555

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    I think cockerel on top, pullet on bottom, but then the bottom's comb just gets me...I just think I see sickles coming in on the top one and not the bottom...
     
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  9. Frazzemrat1

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    Both Cockerels
     
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