I think this is a boy. Am I right? 11 Week old English Orpington

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 2plus2 is44, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. 2plus2 is44

    2plus2 is44 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have thought all along that this is a cockerel. Big Legs, Fast comb growth but not really red, Slow to feather. I just am not seeing signs of hackle or saddle feathers. I guess maybe he is slow maturing.
     
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  2. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    a pic would help!
     
  3. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    Yup... picture...
     
  4. 2plus2 is44

    2plus2 is44 Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry i had trouble with the pic but now its up
     
  5. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think you're right, it looks like a rooster.
     
  6. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, he's a cockerel. English Orps are slow growers.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    At 11 weeks they don't usually have hackle or saddle feathers, this age is the very low end of the age range to get them. Orps are slower to mature anyway, but check out that comb---at this age that's all boy!
     

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