Questions about my Buff Orpington...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by powersurbanfarm, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. powersurbanfarm

    powersurbanfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so after looking at a lot of the pictures of the B.O.s on this site, it has me wondering about my "pullet". S/he is about 13-14 weeks old. Please tell me she is a SHE and not a HE! Thanks in advance for any imput! -Jen

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  2. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I see some saddle feathers growing in and that is quite the comb. Looks cockerel.
     
  3. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am no expert, but my 12/13-week-old BO pullets have no comb or wattle development. Your bird has a fair amount of comb/wattles for 13/14 weeks. Again, I am not an expert, but I would begin to be curious as well....
     
  4. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roo 1000%
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    cockerel.
     
  6. powersurbanfarm

    powersurbanfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NOT what I wanted at all [​IMG]I had this happen with my bantam cochin too, and I had to give him up. I have been so paranoid that all of my chicks would become roos and now i am questioning my RIR too. Just my luck I guess.
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    yes this one is 110% cockerel
     
  8. Mac14

    Mac14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to get a roo but my family don't want to hear crowing all the time, I would probably get tired of it after a while too. I love Buff Orpingtons, my one orpington hen is sweet and beautiful. :)
     
  9. powersurbanfarm

    powersurbanfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love roosters (nice ones anyway), but we are not really allowed to have chickens in my town, so having 6 is more than a little breaking the law, so i don't want to push it with 2 roos. They are very sweet, and I raised them from 1 week old, so I don't want to rehome them, but I have no other choice. Can't really buy a farm just to keep 2 roos (although I tried talking the DH into it).
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Absolutely a cockerel.
     

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