Is this Orpington a pullet or a cockerel???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wjallen05, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No one seems to know the sex of this little chick! A nice family (whom we've purchased chicks from before) gave him/her to me as a "4 or 5 month old pullet" there is NO way he/she is 4 or 5 months old. He is about 1/4 the size of my 8 month old Orpington hens and about 1/2 the size of my 19 week old Barred Rock pullets. I'd have to guess that he is about 12 or 13 weeks old. He doesn't look like a pullet, but then he doesn't look like a roo either. I am so confused!

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  2. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
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    You have a little cockeral there.
     
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Looks like a bouncing baby boy [​IMG]
     
  4. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Um...which one is it?

    Are we trying to figure out the one in the middle pic or the one to the left of the lighter colored bird in the third pic?
     
  5. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the smallest Buff Orpington......
     
  6. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Quote:He's a boy. Congratulations! Or not.....
     
  7. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Well, I can see where it could be a boy or girl.

    It COULD be a 4 or 5 month old pullet...especially if the strains were different. Several times different hatcheries have different size breeders and come out with different size birds.

    Could you take more photos when it's not raining? I'm not entirely convinced it's a boy, but the first picture does show some pointy feathers, but I would expect a boy to have darker colors on its back, neck and saddle area.
     
  8. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL. Actually, I was hoping she was a he! [​IMG]

    I am getting a Barred Rock rooster on Saturday. I was "needing" to know the sex of this chick, because I didn't want two Roos. But I have since decided to raise Barred Rocks and Sex-links so I am going to be getting a BR roo anyway, no matter what this chick turns out to be. I am leaning toward cockerel but I guess time will tell!
     
  9. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks just like the 15 week old cockerels I have now

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  10. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Cockerel for sure from the looks of the Saddle feathering
     

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