Pullet or Cockeral

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by goldie11, May 3, 2016.

  1. goldie11

    goldie11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if my 8 wk old Buff Orp is a cockeral or pullet. We got her at 4 wks old as a sexed pullet but now I'm not so sure. Theres a 1 in 10 chance you'll come out with a roo. She seems to have a more defined comb and wattle than the other birds. Here are some pics. Thanks everyone for the help I'm pretty new to chickens.

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    That's a lot of comb for an 8 week old. It may very well be a cockerel.
     
  3. goldie11

    goldie11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone else give an oppinion? I want to hear multiple answers please...
     
  4. bignate

    bignate New Egg

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    How about a pic of the whole bird? At 8 wks I figure a roo would be strutting and showing his tail feathers.
     
  5. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be a pullet. The comb doesn't look too big and seems pink, not red
     
  6. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Please post whole body picture could go either way but I can't see the shape of the feathers or the tail ??
     
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  7. goldie11

    goldie11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I will when I get home I'm at school now
     
  8. goldie11

    goldie11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are the full body pics. Its a lot bigger than the other birds, which is a little concerning because i think the brahma is supposed to be a larger breed. We only have 2/3 of an acre so I have to give it away if its a rooster.

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  9. goldie11

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    There is a lot of tail feather. More than the brahma which is the same age.
     
  10. bignate

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    well, any luck on figuring them out? just checking in.
     

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