Is my Buff Orpington pullet a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by slaird61, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. slaird61

    slaird61 Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered 3 Buff Orpington pullets from Ideal 6 weeks ago. I'm afraid one is going to be a roo since he/she has a bigger comb than the others. Here are two photos of him/her. In the second photo you can see him/her compared to another Orpington. What do you all think? Roo or pullet?

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  2. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    I do believe so! You got a little cockerel!
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Yes that is a roo!
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Looks like it to me.
     
  5. slaird61

    slaird61 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well dang! [​IMG] Do you all think he is a roo because of the larger comb and little wattle? Are there other signs to look for?
     
  6. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Roo. Other than the larger comb and wattles start watching behavior. I have noticed at least with my young roos that they would be the first ones to come up and investigate new things. Mine tend to stand more upright than the pullets and act more aggresively than the others.
    ETA: Also if you look at your pictures the one we are calling a roo has more red to his comb and wattle while the other one has more of a orange color to it.
     
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  7. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Your BO looks like a pullet to me.

    Okay...I feel like a broken record, but I'm going to mention it again...out of my 3 BO chicks I got last February, one had THICK legs, a larger comb, and a more assertive personality. It now lays 4-5 eggs a week for me. [​IMG] Until you see the longer hackle/saddle and tail feathers...DON'T count it out as anything but a pullet!
     
  8. slaird61

    slaird61 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well MuggsMagee, thanks for giving me hope. [​IMG] Maybe he'll turn out to be a she like I ordered. That would be great! If not, I'm sure I'll find a good home for him somewhere.
     
  9. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Quote:BO's are beloved by so many...I doubt you'll have a hard time placing it if she is a "he"! BTW...one of my BO's is my all-time favorite! If I could get away with having a house chicken, she would be the one! [​IMG]
     
  10. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think pullet also [​IMG]
     

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