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Possible rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MrsWagley, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. MrsWagley

    MrsWagley Out Of The Brooder

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    My little Goldie locks here has suddenly sprouted a nice little dark comb. 4-5 weeks old golden buff. Do I possibly have a rooster by mistake?[​IMG]
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  2. CHICKLOVER69

    CHICKLOVER69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine all had combs at that age. All girls. May have to wait longer to tell. I dont have any knowledge on your breed but they all grow combs. I wouldnt worrry just yet. I'm sure someone on here has knowledge of what to look for in that breed. Good luck
     
  3. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say rooster, a pullet wouldn't have such a red comb at the age
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 - it isn't just about having a comb, but about having a comb and wattles that are that pronounced and that red at such a young age.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree you have an Oops rooster. Pullets can have the same size-ish comb at this age, true, but not the bright red color. The color on the wattles seals the deal.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X4 on Buff Orpington rooster.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, but that's a rooster.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    At 4-5 weeks, that is a cockerel.
     
  9. MrsWagley

    MrsWagley Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all. That's what I was worried about. I only have six all together so I'm worried it won't be enough of a ratio to keep him. Thanks for the help and feedback.
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Quick question - when you say "golden buff" - did you get these from Meyer hatchery? I realized that I read that and just figured you meant buff orpington, etc -- but now I'm wondering if you actually ordered their Golden Buffs, which are sex links and that would factor into gender because your bird appears to be red/gold and that would be a head scrather with the comb thing because they are a red/gold sex link
     

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