Boy or girl

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tytel, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. tytel

    tytel New Egg

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    Hiya we were told this chicken is a girl when we got her in October think she is between 12 and 16 week I found tiny little bumps on her legs but have read hens can have tiny spurs so now we are not sure I believe she is a Orpington or at least part one do you think she is a hen thanks [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi yes she is a hen, does look to be a cross with something, can't tell you which though!
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That is a hen. Most hens do have spur bumps, and some roosters don't grow spurs until a year or so, so spurs aren't a reliable indicator of gender.

    Your bird could be a buff orpington/barred rock mix, it's hard to tell from the pic. Whatever she is, she looks closer to 12 weeks.
     
  4. tytel

    tytel New Egg

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    thank you for answering me , that is put my mind at rest that she isn't a cockerel [​IMG] I was starting to worry
     
  5. chesterbarton78

    chesterbarton78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet ? not sure [​IMG]
     
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She's a pullet, and isn't a purebred Buff Orpington (probably a Orpington mix though).Pretty bird!
     
  7. tytel

    tytel New Egg

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    Aye some were pure orpingtons and some were crossed with other breeds I let the kids pick so I guess they chose one that was crossed , he had some fully grown greyish ones that I think he said were blue orpingtons they were stunning :)
     
  8. chesterbarton78

    chesterbarton78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like the colour of a rhode bar ??
     
  9. FrozenFeathers

    FrozenFeathers Out Of The Brooder

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    cute girly girl! congrats! :)
     

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