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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ftfarmer22, Apr 14, 2016.
My RIR at 14 weeks. Was purchased as a pullet. Yet is looking like a cock..
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!
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!
You're very welcome!
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?
Older pic of "her":
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:
Better view of feather differences:
Top 2 are of the suspected roo, bottom 2 are what the other 3 look like:
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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!
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?
Thanks @ftfarmer22 and @Jetblack2004 for the great thread!!
I think they all look like pullets so far except for 7 and maybe 8.