Is this a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by machinfarm, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. machinfarm

    machinfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to make sure this is a roo. It is a 6 week old Buff Orpington. I am fairly certain it is by the red wattles but I would like a second opinion!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    That's a lot of comb for a 6 week old, but I am hesitant to make a gender guess without a full profile of the bird.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Based on the redness of the comb and wattles at 6 weeks, I agree with you that it appears to be a cockerel. I would however suggest re-posting its pic in another 3 weeks or so as Orpingtons have a habit of fooling even experienced BYC members.
     
  4. machinfarm

    machinfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the best I could get before he hopped off and I had to chase him around like a nut! [​IMG]
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm leaning towards cockerel based on comb/wattle development, but am not sure since the body type actually looks rather pullet-y.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking cockerel.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    me too
     
  8. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, x3

    That's a cockerel tail and stance ;)
     
  9. machinfarm

    machinfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everybody!
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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