Buff Orp, Pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kdolly87, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. kdolly87

    kdolly87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's "Dolly" lol so what do you think? Approximately 10 week old buff orpington.

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  2. phishless13

    phishless13 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's a chicken
     
  3. kdolly87

    kdolly87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. phishless13

    phishless13 Out Of The Brooder

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    It is still a chicken.
     
  5. kdolly87

    kdolly87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even with the glossy hackle and saddle feathers?
     
  6. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think cockerel
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I vote cockerel but I am not totally sure. So if you can't keep cockerels please do wait a bit longer.

    The tail feathers really are looking a bit long.
     
  8. kdolly87

    kdolly87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I'm going to wait until it crows lol my aunt will be taking him or her. I can't kill it. Too sweet of a bird for that
     
  9. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I'm on the fence on this one... It's not the glossiness of the hackle feathers ( I have a laying hen with very glossy hackle feathers) that is a sign of very good health. Looking for pointed hackle and saddle feathers instead of rounded, and I'm not sure I see any points.
    Comb and wattles are a bit red, but not too big. Maybe give it 2 more weeks and see. My first thought was pullet though, but it is hard to see the feathers properly.
    One pic looks like pullet, another pic looks cockerel. :/
     
  10. kdolly87

    kdolly87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's so hard to photograph them! The lighting and everything has to be just right. And they never stand still lol we'll give it more time. :)
     

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