Buff Orpingtons. Pullets or Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dragonmorgan, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 BOs that are 3 weeks old and Im pretty sure one is a roo and one is a pullet but one seems to be caught in between. Any help would be appreciated.

    This is the one Im sure is a roo. Hes not skittish AT ALL and he has an obviously bigger comb and red wattles (or is it waddles?). He feathered up so fast I was hopin it was a pullet but itd be the roosteresty pullet ever lol.
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    This is the one Im sure is a pullet. Small comb and wattles.
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    This is the one I dont know about. The comb seems bigger than the pullets but smaller than the roos and the wattles are small too. Its also pretty skittish.
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  2. JosieChick

    JosieChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say 1 is a cockerel, 2 is a pullet and 3 is a cockerel. #3 has quite a bit of red wattle for a 3 week old pullet. [​IMG]
     
  3. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was afraid of that. I was hopin that since the wattles were still light colored and not as big that it might still be a pullet. Out of my 17 chicks I already have 4 I suspect roos and 2 others Im not sure about. This makes 5 suspect roos. Grr.
     
  4. Sailing Dede

    Sailing Dede Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree, cockerel, pullet, cockerel
     
  5. jennylove21326

    jennylove21326 Out Of The Brooder

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    A little off topic, but I have one buff orpington and it is not this orange-ish....... Should I be concerned that I don't have a BO??
     
  6. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be my pics makin them look so orange. Mine are a lil lighter than the pics show (not much tho). U could always post a pic and ask
     
  7. Just_Clucky84

    Just_Clucky84 Out Of The Brooder

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    Cockerel, pullet, cockerel
     
  8. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it looks unanimous. Buttercup is now just Butters lol. Thanks everyone. Im hopein in another week or 2 my brahmas will be old enough for me to post pics of them and get some gender guesses. Im hopin only one of them is a roo since i already have these 2 roos, one BR roo, and one mystery chick i suspect is a roo.
     
  9. Angelwings

    Angelwings Out Of The Brooder

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    1 cockerel, 2 pullet, 3 cockerel
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree, cockerel - pullet - cockerel.
     

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