Help with BO gender, please.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SunAngel, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    S/he is 2 months old. The comb isn't high at all, but its turning red and so are the wattles. The picture isn't very good, but the bottom of the comb is almost as red as the wattles, top is still whitish. Is this normal for a BO pullet, or is it most likely a roo?


    Thanks in advance for any help.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2009

  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    if the comb and wattles are bright red then its a roo
  3. mandolinmama

    mandolinmama Songster

    Apr 13, 2007
    Urbana Missouri
    Looks pullet-ish to me.
  4. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Songster

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    My bet is pullet.
  5. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    I think it looks like a pullet too but my BO's only had light pink comb and wattles at that age last year. They really didn't turn bright red till they were almost ready to lay. The tail feathers look different than my pullets did too but it's not really a good picture of the tail so I don't know! [​IMG]

  6. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    I say pullet also. [​IMG]
  7. dr_lukanov

    dr_lukanov In the Brooder

    Jan 29, 2009
  8. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Wow, pullet, really? Even with the wattles being so red already? I just don't want to get attached and have it start crowing. Thanks for the opinions!

    I have a group of BOs that are 5 weeks old and I have been able to tell that a few of them were roos. I sold them. But this one, even being older has had me stumped.

    The younger group. Some of these are keeping me guessing as well.

    One of the group I am hoping is a pullet.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2009
  9. sticksoup

    sticksoup Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    I have a litte BO that I'm trying to figure out too~ it has me seriously stumped. It looks like mine has little spurs starting- does yours?

  10. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Almost all of them have little spur bumps. They are very confusing, except for the select few that are early bloomers.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by