Buff Orpington chick not looking his/her age...?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gwenevere14, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. gwenevere14

    gwenevere14 In the Brooder

    Aug 9, 2013
    Portland OR
    I have a buff Orpington chick that is about 3 weeks old and is supposed to be a pullet. I've been trying to figure out if she's a rooster and have looked at many pictures (I know it's way to early to know for sure, just curious). But all the 3 week Orpington photos I've found look a lot older than her. They have way more feathers and tails. She still looks like a chick with no tail feathers, lots of fluff and small rounded feathers. Does this mean she's a he? It's just weird that I can't find any photos of the same age bird that look like her...
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have baby chicks feather in at different rates sometimes...I wouldn't worry as long as she is gaining weight well along with the other chicks.

    No it doesn't mean that she is a cockerel.
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2013

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