pullet or cockerel? buff orpington

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Telitha, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Telitha

    Telitha Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm pretty sure cockerel, my husband kees wavering........so who's right? hatched about 4 months ago
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  2. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote rooster. I have a pullet just coming into lay and she is just starting to grow a comb...She looked like she had been dubbed a couple of months ago...I mean nothing there at all put some beak pimples...Lol. And she still doesn't have wattles I can see...She is a very clean faced bird

    I'll find a pic of her real quick....

    See that? Nothing there at all...she now has a inch high redish streak...so still not anything to speak of, but definitely more than she had...Notice the lack of color as well on her (non) comb



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    Here's another from the side so you can see that she is absolutely devoid of comb.


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    And he has a pretty nice hackle coming in...so you need not waffle any longer, that is definitely a rooster.
     
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  3. SD Bird Lady

    SD Bird Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    cockeral....the pointed hackles and longer tail feathers are not typical of a hen.
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    3,000% cockerel nice long slender pointed saddles and hackles plus that light 2 toned coloring on the wings are all dead giveaways
     
  5. Telitha

    Telitha Out Of The Brooder

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    that's what I thought. When do they ususally start to crow?
     
  6. SD Bird Lady

    SD Bird Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    should start any day now.....usually 4 or 5 months.
     

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