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Not Sure If You've Got A Pullet Or Cockerel? Click Here! Thread 2

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ftfarmer22, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. mcog

    mcog Out Of The Brooder

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    My RIR at 14 weeks. Was purchased as a pullet. Yet is looking like a cock..
     
  2. lclark

    lclark 20 acres bliss

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    I'm not familiar with this breed but I can tell you that at 5 1/2 weeks my BO roo had a large red comb and large red wattles. I don't see that on your bird but maybe someone else who is more familiar with them could have a better judgment. Beautiful!
     
  3. MeepMeeps

    MeepMeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you - I could just be paranoid. She/he doesn't have thick legs like my one RIR roo had when he was a baby. And could be a day or two older than the other 2. Thanks for looking!
     
  4. lclark

    lclark 20 acres bliss

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    You're very welcome!
     
  5. watchix

    watchix Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 7-8 week old Orpingtons from a breeder. At 4 weeks, she said she was sure the buff/cuckoo one was a girl, but now I'm not so sure. "She" was the first to feather out and she has the longest tail, but her comb/wattles have me nervous. Thoughts?
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  6. nhcountrygirl

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    Hi, newcomer here :) I have 4 BO chicks that are just shy of 4 weeks, and one looks suspicious...

    Typical group - the suspicious one lurking on the outskirts:

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    Better view of feather differences:

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    Top 2 are of the suspected roo, bottom 2 are what the other 3 look like:

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    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
     
  7. lclark

    lclark 20 acres bliss

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    It does look suspicious. I myself have BO'S and my roo began showing major differences from the other 5 at three weeks old. Keep an eye out for the comb and wattles to turn red very soon if it is indeed a cockerel. Mine was the last to feather out and was the smallest of all chicks as babies. But each breed/chick is different. Keep us posted!
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2016
  8. nhcountrygirl

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    Thank you :)
     
  9. watchix

    watchix Out Of The Brooder

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    I wonder if I should also include this "action shot" of her behind my confirmed cockerel. She spends a good deal of time tussling with the 2 cockerels, so does that make her one as well, or is she just top hen?
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    Thanks @ftfarmer22 and @Jetblack2004 for the great thread!!
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    I think they all look like pullets so far except for 7 and maybe 8.
     

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