buff orpington 4 month old male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by leeboyz337, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. leeboyz337

    leeboyz337 Out Of The Brooder

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    these birds are 4 months old now. one is darker yellow out of the 4. it seems to be the most dominant and has thicker legs but one of the 3 light ones is getting the tall comb and bigger wattles.

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    in this one you can see the hackles on the darker one its in the middle there

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    the one front and center has the comb and the one in the back is the darker one

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    let me know what you think.
     
  2. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the first picture it looks like the two on the left could be male. I'm no expert by any means but I have a 14 week old buff, so not quite 4 months but she looks very much like the one on the far right in the first pic. I could be wrong, maybe yours just had combs that grew faster than mine but that's my guess.
     
  3. NixNoodleNumbat

    NixNoodleNumbat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The darkest one is a Pullet. Im not sure about the other ones but if you got better pics I would probably tell.
     
  4. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 4 months old all those birds are pullets, no sign of hackles or saddles in any of them, they should be getting ready to lay soon hence the darker larger wattles.
     
  5. Chicken Boy-17

    Chicken Boy-17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look like gals to me
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  7. The Turken Lady

    The Turken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree. All are wonderful pullets! [​IMG]
     

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