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Buff orpington pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LongRanch, May 29, 2016.

  1. LongRanch

    LongRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought three buff orpingtons as chicks, and by the time they were 3 weeks old, all three had big red waddles. So I made arrangements to return them to the breeder (which was for today). But as time went on, one started to grow into his waddles... and started to grow into his comb, which was a bit paler than the others...Now you can barely see the waddles. Took them back today, and the breeder said I should hang on to this one. It's either a pullet or a late maturing rooster. So, what do you think?? He/she is 6 weeks old.
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Both genders of chickens have 'wattles' and combs. That looks like a pullet to me.
     
  3. LongRanch

    LongRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I know, but I was told that her size/colour at three weeks old was way too big and way too red for a pullet. She just happened to grow into them. The other two cockerels' just got bigger. I really hope she is a pullet.
     
  4. LongRanch

    LongRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was 3.5 weeks old
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  5. chickenjess83

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    Looks like a pulley to me... I have 2 of these girls and ones comb is 3 times the size of the others.
     

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