Buff Orpington Pullet may be a cockerel * UPDATE Pics added post #3 **

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ShaggysGirl, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Guys,
    1st My apologises for not having a picture [​IMG] My camera is at work.
    Anyways I have 5 BOs that are 4 weeks old. They are supposed to be all pullets but you know how that goes [​IMG]
    So today I noticed one had a much larger pink comb and the start of wattles [​IMG]
    Do ya all think that she is a he since it is developing them so fast?
    I told DH that if the others sprout a comb and wattles soon we still have hope [​IMG]
     
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  2. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    I'm not an expert on BOs, but I can tell you that, even within the same breed and gender, some birds develop sooner than others.

    That said, four weeks does seem pretty early for wattle development in a pullet . . .

    [​IMG]
     
  3. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok Here are some pictures of the chick in question [​IMG]
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    The other three do not show any wattles and comb.
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    Thanks
    Rhonda
     
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  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Definitely a boy.
     
  5. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cockerel... my BOs didn't get combs or any redness in the face at all until they were like 10 weeks old...
     
  6. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

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    Its a roo! When I got my BO's, 25 hens and 2 roos, at 4 weeks you could pick out the roos....they looked just like yours!

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  7. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew it [​IMG] I so wanted them to all be pullets. On a happier note the other 4 don't have a comb....yet
    I have 2 EE roos and was planning on keeping a Marans Roo and a Cochin Roo, now I have to really think about who to keep [​IMG] I wish i could keep em all. I'd have to build another coop...DH will freak...[​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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