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Is this a buff orp cockerel? (editing new pics 11/11/08)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by asher, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I was supposed to be buying three buff orp pullets, but I think the last is a roo due to the red comb and wattles which are way more pronounced. They're all supposedly the same age.

    Adding new pics 11/11/08. Son holding them, looking on, pullet on left, suspected cockerel on right.
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    Pullet
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    Cockerel?
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    Cockerel? full body shot (pardon the eye)
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    These are the pullets (pardon the dirty water in the duck pond, it's changed every day, but they are MESSY!)
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    My son took these pics of the suspected cockerel and had a hard time getting a good face shot. I don't plan to keep any roos in my layers pen so if it's a roo, he'll have to go.
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    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008
  2. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    How old are they?
     
  3. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I was told they are 4-5 months old.
     
  4. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Look like pullets to me. The tail feathers in that one are confusing though. Are the head shots below the third picture of the same bird?
     
  5. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Yes, the last three pictures are all of the same bird. The others have no wattles to speak of and barely any comb.
     
  6. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Then I'm going to say all pullets.

    If it were a cockerel, it's comb and wattles would have been MUCH larger than it is now.

    Even in specific breeds, some birds mature faster than others.
     
  7. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    They look like my 5 month old buff orp pullets.
     
  8. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    TY! Guess I'd better hang on to that one for a while before giving it away on freecycle then! [​IMG]

    Meanwhile, anybody need two free ee cockerels? [​IMG]
     
  9. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen. Post some pics of your suspected roosters, you never know [​IMG]
     
  10. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    hehe no, the ee's are definitely 100% cockerels. No need for pics on those. [​IMG] I'd bet my left leg on it. [​IMG]
     

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