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Breed? Rooster??? about 6 weeks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Want2Bfarm, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Want2Bfarm

    Want2Bfarm Out Of The Brooder

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  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Looks like a Buff Orpington to me. If you are sure of the age, then likely a roo - that's a lot of wattle and comb for that age. If you aren't sure of the age and she's 16 weeks or so, could be pullet.
     
  3. Want2Bfarm

    Want2Bfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I wanted chicks. In my travels found this poultry farm. They had 8 (what they told me where 1 month old chickens). I have had them for 2 weeks. 3 are RIR, 3 Barred rocks(which is what I really wanted) and the 2 tan ones which I thought where Buffs but was not sure. I can not have and do not want a roo. It was a good deal but it was take them all or none. He was up front that he thought 1 or 2 where roos. Been doing a lot of reading but still not sure how to tell a roo from a pullet at this age?
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Photos with ages to compare: hope this helps.



    First photo take at five and 1/2 weeks old
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    Second photo was at seven and a half weeks old
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  5. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    Buff Orpington cockerel.
     
  6. Want2Bfarm

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    Yes. Thank you. My other Buff looks almost like yours. They are both the same size and he has a comb. At this age do the roos have spurs and how can I tell?
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    I don't think they get spurs this young. Someone reported that both pullets and roos show a bump on back of leg and it's not a sign will be roo. Most gender threads I have followed show roos with typical feathering without mention of spur development yet.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    "It" is a Buff Orpington cockerel.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Buff Orpington cockerel.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X5 on Buff Orpington cockerel. Sorry. :eek:(
     

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