Buff Orpington Cockerel

Discussion in 'Animals In Need of Free Re-Homing' started by leolanahan, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. leolanahan

    leolanahan New Egg

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    Would be glad to offer free Buff Orpington Cockerel but having read the threads about telling gender now wonder if I am sure about the sex. Our chickens now 13 weeks
    We are close to Glasgow, Scotland and glad to show you the birds if you are nearby
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

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    At 13 weeks it might not always be easy to tell in a photo, but my initial impression is that she is a pullet. Instead of looking at the comb, I look for early development of fine pointy collar feathers and saddle feathers. I can only see the collar feathers a little but I don't see the signs of the pointy feathers coming in. Here is a photo from another thread of a 13 year old American Buff Orp that people think is male:

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    It is not dramatic at this age, but the collar feathers are thinner and coming to a point at the end. Here is a link to the thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/833638/buff-orpington-rooster-13-weeks
     
  5. leolanahan

    leolanahan New Egg

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    Thank you for your advice....we will wait and see how the birds grow, time to put the chickens to bed here!
     

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