buff orpington pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LaPetiteFarmer, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. LaPetiteFarmer

    LaPetiteFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about the quality, it was just so hard to get a good shot of it. I hope it's sufficient to determine the gender. As for the age I don't really know... maybe 3 months old (I bought it August 20th and it was at least a month old) ?
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  2. NJchixs

    NJchixs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet.
     
  3. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    I am gonna say cockerel. I have 2 BO pullets and they did not have wattles come in til 5 months old at POL, also yours has the darker wing feathers and what look like the long saddle feathers coming in. Closer pics of comb/wattles and saddle feathers would really help though.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    roo too red in the wattles and comb for 3 months old
     
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  5. LaPetiteFarmer

    LaPetiteFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks, tomorrow i will take a better and closer picture of its crest and wattles.
     
  6. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    ::flips a quarter:: my guess is cockerel.[​IMG]
     
  7. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% pullet. Orps are easy to tell very early. My rooster had his comb from a very early age.
     
  8. LaPetiteFarmer

    LaPetiteFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is another picture. Behind her/he it's my delaware mix rooster.[​IMG]
     
  9. callahanfarmgirl

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    Pullet
     
  10. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    With the other roo, your BO may develop a little slower and be a Beta roo. May not even crow, I still am leaning on cockerel though. Especially with the growth of the comb and wattles like it has for a 2-3mo old. My BO's did not have wattles come in until about a week before first egg, at 4 1/2mo old.

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    I guess you will really know in a couple of weeks
     

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