Buff orpingtons: pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DarthRooster, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. DarthRooster

    DarthRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Is this a pullet or cockerel?
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    Last edited: Sep 30, 2013
  2. Gelo75

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    How old?
     
  3. Aaron B

    Aaron B Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  4. DarthRooster

    DarthRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 to 4 weeks old
     
  5. Gelo75

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    I owned some orpingtons, and even though they never grew to lay an egg,[​IMG] I thought they might be boys with the comb they had, but yours are probably girls.
     
  6. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    if you have to ask, than it is probably a male. males have really thick combs.
     
  7. ahennamedgerald

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    Im guessing a boy
     
  8. birdsrfun

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    I've got Buff Orpington's myself, and I have been finding information that says Orpingtons are a hard breed to sex. You need to let them grow before you will be able to tell for sure. Your chicks are too young to tell.
     

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