New chicken owner! Boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jchmiola, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. jchmiola

    jchmiola Hatching

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    I am new to chicken owning and I was curious what everyone's thoughts were about my 11 week old buff Orpington. I have contacted the company about her/him and they are telling me girl even though she/he has a dark comb. They say the feathering is looking like a pullet. Any thoughts?

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  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Songster

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    Yeah, I'd bet money that you will get no eggs from this buff Orpington. My vote is on cockerel.
     
  3. ashtree

    ashtree Songster

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    I think that's a cockerel for sure!
     
  4. Denwendairy

    Denwendairy Chirping

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    I am thinking cockerel too! Our 15 week old pullets have much lighter and smaller combs.
    Hope I am wrong!
     
  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

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    Sorry, but defintely a roo with that much comb/wattle development at 11 weeks
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    It looks to me like it's beginning to show the pointed sickle feathers of a cockerel as well, so I'm thinking it's a cockerel. However, Buff Orpingtons have proven notoriously difficult at times for BYC members to sex, so I wouldn't turn it into a fryer just yet.
     
  7. Avlana

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    With those bright red wattles and comb, Cockerel. That how mine looked at that age.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Cockerel. At this age, it's the comb that tells the tale. He's too young to have reliable sex feathers, but they'll come over the next 2 months or so.
     
  9. jchmiola

    jchmiola Hatching

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    Thanks everyone! I personally think it's a boy. He even acts like a boy...very curious, always runs up to us. He hasn't crowed yet but he is always "talking" where the other three pullets don't make as much sound.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2014
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    I'm thinking cockerel.
     

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