So.... I thought I had 3 buff orpingtom pullets, but slight red comb, help!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickldymachias, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. chickldymachias

    chickldymachias Out Of The Brooder

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    these are our 3 sweet buff orps at 8 weeks old; Princess Buttercup, Alice and Penny. They all have same shape tail feathers from what my new eye, same color, one is smaller than the other 2, but not by much. Then I saw this reddish comb and beginning of waddle this week, at 8 weeks. is this a normal time for pullets to begin developing them, or are these beginning to show signs of roo? help!!


    group shot of the ladies:
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    notice the red on her comb, or is that normal for 8 weeks?
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    close up of the 2 suspects, penny:

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    Close up of Princess Buttercup:
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  2. chickldymachias

    chickldymachias Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone?
     
  3. ggrap

    ggrap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all girls
     
  4. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they're pullets. They have to start growing their comb sometime or another! Their combs aren't that big for their age. Hope I helped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I'd say pullets.
     
  6. chickldymachias

    chickldymachias Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks, I guess i am a little panicky after finding out 2 of my favorite ladies were actually dudes last week. Thanks so much! I really appreciate it
     
  7. ggrap

    ggrap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 6wk old with a bigger comb than theirs. I think you can feel safe they are female.
     
  8. Leavingegypt

    Leavingegypt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 BO as well and they are almost 7 weeks. I have ended up with 2 roos and their combs are much bigger and redder than yours are. I have 1 pullet, she has a comb but it is light and still rather small. Believe they are all girls~
     
  9. chickldymachias

    chickldymachias Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks again, I feel better!
     
  10. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for posting this. I was just wondering the exact same thing about my 7.5 weeker.
     

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