Orpington...Pullet or Cockerel??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RedReiner, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. RedReiner

    RedReiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    around 12 to 14 weeks old. I thought it was a cockerel but now I am not so sure. it bites my legs when I have food squawking at me. if its a pullet it has a pass...if its a cockerel its going to someones dinner party
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  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At that age and with that small pink comb, I would say Pullet....pullet who is a hog for treats!
     
  3. Kbagwell1

    Kbagwell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its definitely a pullet!!! I have 2 pullets that are about 16 weeks and look just like yours!!
     
  4. ginnyj

    ginnyj Out Of The Brooder

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    So if I have a 7 week old buff orpington "pullet" getting a noticeable comb and wattles...would that mean rooster???
     
  5. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet. Mine looks exactly the same.
     
  6. RedReiner

    RedReiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you, she was much nicer today, she spent the last two nights in a crate by herself for biting my legs . I almost took her the feed store and put her in the rooster pen... bite me...
     
  7. HoP

    HoP Out Of The Brooder

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    OK I am going to try this thread..

    I have a Buff Orpington, who is about 11 weeks old. I am assuming she is a she, but..I always look at her legs, make sure there is no mite or something odd..well today I noticed two white spots on each leg..same height, same shape...
    Now please excuse me because I don't know a lot about chickens, (these are my first), are Rooster born with those spurs or do they develop over time?
    I know my Buff is the bossiest and she is especially aggressive to my white Silkie (who I am thinking is not a she,only time will tell). I was told the Buff and EE chicks I bought were sexed, but those white spots are now making me seriously think she is not a hen...She has a big comb and wattles.
    Any ideas????
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  8. RedReiner

    RedReiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:is it the one in your avatar? thats a cockerel ...
     
  9. HoP

    HoP Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:is it the one in your avatar? thats a cockerel ...

    ahh yesss...*sniff* really??
    Here is a photo of her yesterday...her..haha errr
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  10. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very beautiful pullet you have there [​IMG]

    As for the biting, mine sometimes peck at me if they are impatient too. What you can do (because they don't really understand the concept of a time-out) is use your finger like a beak and peck her right back until she backs away. Not too hard, but similar to what a dominant hen would do. Mine got the message very quickly that I didn't want them pecking me, and she'll respond better if you're speaking her language [​IMG]
     

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