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This 'Buff Orpington' was purchased in June with several other hens (?), as you can see by the pic's she is HUGE, bigger than my Red Roo. She? is chest bumping all the others, and picking on everyone, including me, doing the circling when I feed and pecking at my feet and legs! No side spurs, but very much acting like a Roo. Do we have an identity crisis? The others are all very gentle chickens, HER? NOT SO MUCH. Any help would be so much appreciated.

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Hate to break it to ya, but "She" is a "He." He is a very beautiful Buff Orpington cockerel. Roosters don't start growing spurs until they are nearly a year old. 

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Cockerel.

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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Both the Buff Orpington up front and the Production Red in the back are both male. See how they both have those long, thin, pointy feathers on their backs, near the base of the tail? Those are male specific saddle feathers.

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Both the Buff Orpington up front and the Production Red in the back are both male. See how they both have those long, thin, pointy feathers on their backs, near the base of the tail? Those are male specific saddle feathers.

X 2 - he's a good looking boy!

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THANK YOU! As you all can probably guess, I'm fairly new at the chicken thing LOL :barnie I actually thought I had a chicken that was having 'gender issues' !!!

 

For Sale tomorrow!!! Thanks again to everyone who replied

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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post
 

Both the Buff Orpington up front and the Production Red in the back are both male. See how they both have those long, thin, pointy feathers on their backs, near the base of the tail? Those are male specific saddle feathers.


Agreed.

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That "she" is most definitely a he! smile.png
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