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Orpington Chicken gender

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We have thought this was a hen, but she started crowing recently (we originally had 4 "hens" of different breeds that we got last Spring, 2 started crowing in the summertime, and we realized they were roosters and so we gave them away to a farmer.  Now this Orpington "hen" is crowing throughout the day.  Is it a hen or rooster?  Our city ordinance won't let us keep her if she is a rooster.  And my daughter is heartbroken it might not be a hen, but we've got to get it figured out...  Can you help please?  Haven't gotten any eggs from her yet, but we only got her as a chick last June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I've include numerous shots in hopes of giving a good look at her (or him)...

post #2 of 8
Sorry but that's a him 😁
post #3 of 8

Male hackles, male saddle feathers, and that darker shade of buff on the shoulder/wing mean you have a cockerel. 

post #4 of 8

Cockerel.

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Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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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!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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post #5 of 8

Definitely a boy. What will you do with him?

 

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 I truly love animals, both male and female, large and small, regardless of how important humans may shallowly deem them.
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   40 waxing and waning free-range birds.
 I truly love animals, both male and female, large and small, regardless of how important humans may shallowly deem them.
I will always miss my Dovey Love.
 
 
 
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post #6 of 8

100%  cockerel

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post #7 of 8
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Aw Shucks. Thanks you guys for your help.
post #8 of 8

A cockerel for sure. :o(

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