The age old question.....do I have a cockerel?

starchicky

Songster
6 Years
Sep 14, 2013
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Oregon
These are my 5 week old Buff Orpington chicks. The one in the foreground has always been a bit bigger and always had a redder comb and waddle skin. When I got them, I had assumed one was slightly older than the other. I really hope it is a hen, I have been making sure to handle them alot and they will sleep in my lap like they are in the picture. I'd hate to have to give it away but I am not allowed any roosters. I have no other observations other than the pink, larger comb. You can see how much smaller and yellow the other's comb is. Time will tell, but what do you think?






 

starchicky

Songster
6 Years
Sep 14, 2013
113
19
106
Oregon
Yeah.....they're combs are so different
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3riverschick

Poultry Lit Chaser
10 Years
May 19, 2009
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Hi,
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Wait till they feather out. The one with rounded ends to the hackle feathers is a female.
The one with pointed ends to the hackle feathers is a male.
Best,
Karen
 

Ol Grey Mare

One egg shy of a full carton. .....
7 Years
Mar 9, 2014
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My Coop
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Given their age and the amount of pink and development in the comb/wattles of the one, yes, I think you have a cockerel on your hands.
 

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