Buff Orpington cockerels: Just making sure...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MLeon, Nov 14, 2017.

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  1. MLeon

    MLeon Out Of The Brooder

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    After having 3 of our 8-week old chickens crowing for a week, loud 4-note crows, I’m pretty sure we have some cockerels that need a new home. Posting some pics for some final observations. They have big combs (I was told buff orpington hens don’t develop combs until closer to starting to lay), are larger in size, even have some curly feathers on their backside and engage in some fighting with other suspected boys. So are they cockerels?
     

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  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Cockerels! Cute, too, but definitely boys. Mary
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, all of the ones with the big, bright combs are definitely cockerels.
     
  4. Silkiesarefluffydinos

    Silkiesarefluffydinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerels. Very pretty!
     
  5. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Overrun With Chickens

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    All the birds with the bright red, big combs are cockerels.
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    all cockerels except pullet in back row, right hand side(small,pale comb)
     
  8. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Overrun With Chickens

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    The back right is a pulley. Beautiful birds!
     
  9. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Overrun With Chickens

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    Autocorrect made pullet into pulley
     

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