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Do I have a rooster on my hands?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dkittils, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. dkittils

    dkittils New Egg

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    Can anyone help me? I have a 3 week old buff Orpington who I suspect is a Roo :( what do you think?[​IMG]
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  2. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, that's some pretty red comb development for 3 weeks old!
     
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Africa - near the equator
    agreed
     
  4. dkittils

    dkittils New Egg

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    Yes its comb is much redder than the others but the think the light might have made it a little more dramatic how about based off this pic?
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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably a cockerel.
     
  6. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    I'm guessing roo too...
     
  7. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry about our answers. Any color in the comb this early on usually spells ROO. You can try posting pictures again when they are around 9 weeks old and give another check.
     
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  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Looking roo-ish but I'm not 100%
     
  9. sarahandjay

    sarahandjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Im saying roo. The comb is red and looks like wattles are starting as well.
     
  10. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Smile Premium Member

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