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Breed and Sex of Found Chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pointsalamander, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. pointsalamander

    pointsalamander Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Lulu.

    Lulu jumped into my car one day after we left a garage sale.

    We have no idea on Lulu's gender, or breed. We aren't super sure on age either only that the baby feathers are still going out and the comb is still coming in. We are hoping mostly to try figure out chicken or rooster.

    Lulu is VERY friendly. Follows us around and tries to not let us more than 5 feet away. My 4 and 2.5 year old can easily pick up Lulu.

    So far most of Lulu's noises are a kind of peep or chrip. There is no crowing or clucking. Lulu is VERY talkative loves to trill when a particularly tasty slug is found. And some noises remind me of a loon. Here are the photos I have of lulu they are taken either the day we got Lulu (less fluff around the butt) or yesterday (fluff butt).

    If anyone can help thank you. If you need more information please ask.

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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a Buff Orpington cockerel to me. Oh, and many warm welcomes to BYC! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
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  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2, Buff Orpington cockerel.
     
  4. pointsalamander

    pointsalamander Out Of The Brooder

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    eep... this does not bode well for Lulu... as Roosters are prohibited in my city.
     
  5. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh dear, I'm so sorry......[​IMG][​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  6. Mr Beaks

    Mr Beaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree, Buff Orpington cockerel.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    So sorry Lulu is a Louis
     
  8. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2!
     
  9. pointsalamander

    pointsalamander Out Of The Brooder

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    Definitely looking more Lou than Lulu.

    But my question. Anyone tell me looking at the progression photos... about how old is my dear Chick Chick. These were taken last night. So 3 weeks after the photo of Lulu on my black pants. So far there is no crowing, lots of possible clucking? No idea. Lulu is of course just as sweet and larger, but I can still get my hand around her to pick her up with just one hand. So not the biggest chicken yet. I've been reading and it seems to me that 20 weeks sounds like the magic age for buff orphingtons to either display being a guy or a gal by either crowing or laying right?
     
  10. Mr Beaks

    Mr Beaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the photo with the black pants Lou appears to be somewhere between 5 to 7 weeks old. I wouldn't be surprised if he started crowing in the next week or two. It has been my experience that the boys are always the most loving, friendly and outgoing of the two genders, making it quite difficult to part with them. I think the gender has been well established already but, yes, by 20 weeks you will most definitely know for sure what you've got :).
     

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