Cockerel or Pullet

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by scottgar12, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. scottgar12

    scottgar12 Just Hatched

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    Can anyone weigh in on whether these 6-8 week old chickens are cockerels or pullets? They are 2 buff orpingtons and 2 easter eggers. I am relatively new at this but the first one and the third seem like they may be roosters.


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    Bird #4
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    Thanks!
     
  2. burdboy

    burdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think first is a Cokeral and the rest are pullets
     
  3. Petra Pancake

    Petra Pancake Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree - first one looks like a cockerel, the others more like pullets including bird # 3
     
  4. Lelo

    Lelo Out Of The Brooder

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    To me all female. But i dont know orpinton and could b a male like the others said,but still much feminine 2 me despite crest n dewlap.
     
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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Both your Orpingtons look male, sorry.

    The EE both look female.
     
  6. scottgar12

    scottgar12 Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the input. It wouldn't surprise me if both orpingtons are male. They seem to face off and charge at each other fairly often. I'm close with my chicken lady and she happily swaps them out for me so I will see how it goes.
     
  7. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both Orpingtons are cockerels and the rest are pullets.
     
  8. UberchicRanch

    UberchicRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One with largest comb is an Oprington cockerel.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Birds #3 and #4 are pullets.
     
  10. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with BantamLover21. Both your EEs are pullets, but your Orpingtons are male.
     

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