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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Want2Bfarm, Sep 7, 2014.
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.
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?
Photos with ages to compare: hope this helps.
First photo take at five and 1/2 weeks old
Second photo was at seven and a half weeks old
Buff Orpington cockerel.
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?
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.
"It" is a Buff Orpington cockerel.
X5 on Buff Orpington cockerel. Sorry. (