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Jubilee Orpington, pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pickachick, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. pickachick

    pickachick Hatching

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    He/she hatched on Feb. 28, so about five months old. I keep going back and forth in my head... "Look at those huge legs! Rooster!". "She has no tail feathers! Hen!"

    I need an outside opinion. I've been staring at this bird for way too long!
     
  2. K Spot

    K Spot Songster

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    I'm going to say pullet - is she going through a moult?
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Pullet! :)
     
  4. pickachick

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    Woohoo! Bless your hearts! lol

    I don't believe she's moulting. Do birds that young moult? Forgive my ignorance... Why do you ask?

    I will say this... her body feathers grew in painfully slow. She always had wing feathers but the rest of them took ages to come in.
     
  5. K Spot

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    Yes I believe they can moult that young. My pullets have all moulted just before winter (I'm in Australia).

    I only ask as she is very scrappy looking in the feathers, but if you're saying she's growing in feathers very slowly, then that's probably the reason why.
     

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