Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chicksnmind, May 15, 2019.

  1. Chicksnmind

    Chicksnmind Songster

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    This one is getting a red comb but it’s much smaller than the other two boys. Is it still a boy?

    Bantam Orpington 7 weeks.
    The smaller one below (on the right) is the one I’m not sure about .
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    My favorite is still looking like a pullet I think. (Below)

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    This one below has red like a cockerel but hardly a comb at all ? Still a boy also?
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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I see one cockerel, the first pic. The chick is the second pic has some very curled toes.
     
  3. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

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    First pic is a cockerel, the other two look like pullets.
     
  4. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Crowing

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    The first pic makes it look like two cockerel to me but the last pic (assumedly the second chick from the first picture) doesn't look like it so I'm a tad confused
     
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  5. Chicksnmind

    Chicksnmind Songster

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    The first picture has the large cockerel and the one Im not sure about. The 2nd photo is same one that I’m not sure about .

    The 3rd picture with twister toes is a different one (hopefully pullet). The last is another different one that I’m not sure about.
     
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  6. Chicksnmind

    Chicksnmind Songster

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    Yes that’s the one that was born with her foot up over behind her head. I did a total assist on her (hopefully) hatch. It was touch and go but that one is my fav. because it likes to hang out. Very friendly. I’m sure that almost loosing her made me a little more attached too. I tried straightening the toes but as you can see it didn’t work. The middle toe almost doesn’t work at all. It would almost be better if it didn’t have it.
     
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  7. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

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    I think.... you only have the one cockerel. I'm thinking the others are all pullets.
     
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  8. Chicksnmind

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    Even though the comb is pink/red ? I’m really confused because any pink before laying age meant boy right? Or are Orpingtons different?
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    It's early, but I believe that both birds in the first picture are cockerels. The other two are most likely pullets.
     
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  10. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

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    Lots of breeds will get pink well before they lay, but what you really watch for is excessive pink, and combs and wattles that are much bigger than other chicks the same age. Those things usually mean it's a cockerel. :)
     
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