Suspicious about my Buff O

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cheeperchick, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. cheeperchick

    cheeperchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So here's a few pics of my buff orpington from meyer hatchery(hatched Jun 24). I've posted pics of her on other threads and have gotten replies that she's actually a he because of the saddle feathers n comb but I still have some doubts. Took a close up of the saddle feathers...they are round& not pointy. There's a slight comb & bump where a spur would go but after doing some research, girls can have spurs and large combs too...any suggestions?

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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Looks like a pullet :)
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I see a girl.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Looks like a girl to me three.
     
  5. cheeperchick

    cheeperchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oohhh I really hope so! :clap
     
  6. trsturself

    trsturself Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm. I'm torn. From my experience that's a big comb for a BO at 8 weeks. The saddle and hackle feathers won't be in fully yet at that age. You'd have to pull all the feathers apart and look for the new ones coming in to possibly see those at this age.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    8 weeks is too young for sex feathers, especially in a slower breed like Orpingtons. You won't see them until 14ish weeks on the early end, some birds are 20 weeks. But this bird will get them, look at that comb. That's the boy indicator for this age, not saddle feathers.
     
  8. DomesticDiva12

    DomesticDiva12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a girl to me
     
  9. cheeperchick

    cheeperchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: so it's been about 13 weeks since hatching and here's some more pictures. Temperament still calm and comb hasn't grown. Still look like a pullet?
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  10. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me.Here is a pic of one of my girls.She has kind of a big comb
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