Buff Orpington pullet with big wattles

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kawhite, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Kawhite

    Kawhite Hatching

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    Hi!

    We have six 8.5 week old buff Orpington pullets (our first chickens!) One stands out as having much larger and redder wattles than the others. Posting some pics and would love some opinions. Normal for an 8.5 week pullet or maybe a rooster? Thanks! IMG_6183.JPG IMG_6185.JPG IMG_6190.JPG
     
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  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Crowing

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    A bit early, but it's looking like a possible boy.

    PS A duck waddles, and chickens have wattles. :p
     
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  3. Kawhite

    Kawhite Hatching

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    Thanks SunHwaKwon! Corrected :)
     
  4. summerb123

    summerb123 Crowing

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    its a possible cockerel
     

  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Don't be getting rid of the bird just yet. Comb and wattle development is not excessive for a pullet that age. No feathering characteristics indicate 'cockerel' just yet.
     
  6. WyoChickies

    WyoChickies In the Brooder

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    I think boy. But time will tell.
     
  7. JaeG

    JaeG Free Ranging Premium Member

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    This was our blue Orpington girl at 9 weeks old, so I wouldn't panic yet.
    Miss Muffet.jpg
     

  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    My vote is for a pullet :)
     
  9. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Crowing

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    I think pullet, if it was a cockerel it would have a bit bigger comb and wattles.
     

  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Sourland
     

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