took a punt, male or female

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by waynem1983, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. waynem1983

    waynem1983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purchased three 13 week old bantam orpingtons, just because they were gorgeous. I think the buff and lavender are both males and the black one a female, but I live in hope..

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  2. Basskids08

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    Hmm , I hope I'm wrong but they all look like cockerels IMO! :(
     
  3. waynem1983

    waynem1983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really hope so too!

    Just for reference, what is it that gives them away. With the lavender, it has fairly distinct saddle feathers. The buff has a much darker comb, but has a similar shape body wise to my larger standard BO's, so I was a little unsure, however im sure I have seen him try to straddle the black one, in an adolescent, awkward kind of way.

    the black one does not seem to have the same feathering, is much smaller and the comb and wattles are smaller and much more pale than the other 2.
     
  4. waynem1983

    waynem1983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any othwr opinions?
     
  5. waynem1983

    waynem1983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone must have a glimmer of hope here for me
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sorry, but they all look like roosters to me, too.
     
  7. waynem1983

    waynem1983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand that, but what is it about them that makes them look like roosters? I would like to not make the same mistakes again.
     
  8. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet usually dont get red combs until laying age, about 18-24 weeks old, so at 12 weeks like these guys, they are roos. You want smaller, pale combs, and no wattles.
     
  9. waynem1983

    waynem1983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have this thing inside me that says I like these three birds so much I should argue on a forum untill one of thems magically turns into a female.

    truth is, after watching them all formthe last day or so, its fairlymobvious they are all cocks. I have seen them try to mount each other and square up beak to beak like arrows.

    A friend has agreed to take some from me, the last one is likley to be going in noodle soup if I cant rehome him.

    I will try a velcow collar on the black one, he is ugly as hell and a proper runt, but also the most tame and loves being near me, I cant help but love him and want to keep him.
     

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