Is this Buff Orpington a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dweej, May 14, 2011.

  1. dweej

    dweej Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Chicken Masters! We have two seven-week-old Buff Orpington chicks and although neither of them has tried to crow yet, one of them does have a substantially larger comb already. I'm starting to thing "he" is a roo and the other one is a pullet, but I just don't know enough to really *know*, ya know? Give me your opinions!

    Here is the one with the larger comb:

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    and here's the one with almost no comb:

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    Thoughts? They are both so freaking sweet and lovable, I don't really care what they are, but I am pretty curious [​IMG]
     
  2. newlyweds

    newlyweds Pearl of the Prairie

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    at 7 weeks I am going to say the first pic is a roo, second looks to be a pullet. If you look at the two in comparison, are "his" legs larger? Is he bigger overall? Sometimes these are easy ways to tell. In a few weeks if he is a rooster, his saddle feathers will start coming in and will be darker and shinier than the rest.
     
  3. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. dweej

    dweej Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys. "He" is super friendly and outgoing, but not aggressive. Yet. Hopefully he stays that way and we can keep him [​IMG]
     
  5. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you 100% postitive they are 7 weeks?
     
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    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both kinda look like pullets to me, Really hard call here.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    First one is a cockerel.
     
  9. Caddy-Corner-Chick

    Caddy-Corner-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. roo 2. pullet
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Cock a doodle roo!!
     

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