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Is this 10 week old Orpington a roo or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by newchicktochicks33, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. newchicktochicks33

    newchicktochicks33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 10 week old orpington chicks. This is the only one that has a visible comb. Can anyone tell me? Pullet or Roo?
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    Here are the other 3 to compare it to:
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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the comb and wattles suggest cockreal
     
  3. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations, it's a boy! [​IMG]
     
  4. LastChanceRanch

    LastChanceRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy, good lookin fella [​IMG]
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Looks like a cockerel.
     
  6. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yup. Check out those thick legs too.
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    what legs they arent that big...
     
  8. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5, 10 week old chickens and all their combs and wattles look like yours and 2 of them are red sex link females, dont write the chick off so quickly as a roo, could be a female....
     
  9. partsRheavy

    partsRheavy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you show us the other chicks that are that same age/breed?. I would not automatically assume this is a boy without being able to see some others the same age and breed.

    Definitely the chick is a keeper for now.
     
  10. newchicktochicks33

    newchicktochicks33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last picture shows the other 3 that i assume are pullets. The first 2 pictures are of the one im not sure about.
     

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