Boy or girl BO?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by candr01, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. candr01

    candr01 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a noobie. We have 3 chickens (a buff Orpington, australorp, and light brahma) who are just shy of 17 weeks old. As they are 3 different breeds I've not been able to compare them to each other to note differences in development. I ordered them from mypetchicken.com - all were supposed to be pullets.

    I swear the buff was crowing this morning (what??!!). Things I've noticed: Elizabeth (the BO) has a much bigger and redder comb than the australorp, I see different feathers along her shoulders and neck, and I see a curl in her tail feather.

    So what say you, is Elizabeth a boy or girl?

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  2. DevilsDenHen

    DevilsDenHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Im no expert but would say looks like a roo to me.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    You have a cockerel on your hands.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    See the long, pointy, shiny feathers on the neck and back (hackle and saddle feathers)? Those are male feathers.
     
  5. candr01

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    Nooooooo! I'm not allowed to have a rooster in the city. Now what? Advice?? This is too much for a noobie.
     
  6. bekahubbell

    bekahubbell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you contacted where you got him? He is very pretty.
     
  7. candr01

    candr01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I sent pics to mypetchicken.com and they confirmed they thought he was a boy. They refunded my $4.26 which was nice of them :)

    Now looking to rehome him asap.

    Anyone near Charlotte, NC who would like a sweet BO rooster named Elizabeth?
     
  8. bekahubbell

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    That was nice of them. Good luck finding Elizabeth (hahaha) a home.
     

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