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Male or Female???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lynnbranch, May 13, 2016.

  1. lynnbranch

    lynnbranch Just Hatched

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    Buff Orpingtons around 6 weeks old. I got them together when they were just a few days old. (Straight run) Could one just be developing faster? I'm hoping we don't have a rooster! At what age will I know for sure? [​IMG]
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Rooster and pullet.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    One is 100% cockerel. The other might be a cockerel as well (smaller comb, but red wattles), but a bit slower to develop than the other. Pullets do not start to pink up in the comb at only 6 weeks. A pullet won't start to turn pink until she is getting close to being ready for egg laying.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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  5. Triciakins

    Triciakins Out Of The Brooder

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    Oooh good to know!
     

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