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Buff Orpington hen or rooster?

Poll Results: Is this a hen or a rooster?

 
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    Hen
  • 80% (4)
    Rooster
  • 20% (1)
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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

My neighbor brought me down a chicken 4 months ago and swore that it was going to lay an egg any day now.  Well four months later the chicken has yet to lay an egg.  It doesn't lay eggs and it doesn't try to crow and it doesn't have a long tail.  So my question is can anyone tell me if this chicken is a hen or a rooster.

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post #2 of 8

That's definitely a Boy! but you should keep him Buff Orpingtons Boys are super nice and fluffy!  You can tell its a boy by the comb, wattles, and saddle feathers!

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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post #3 of 8

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!

 

"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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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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post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

He is about 10-11 months old when will he start to crow? when will he get longer tail feathers?

post #5 of 8

cockerel    do you have any roosters around?   Generally a young male   is silent because the head rooster would thrash him, if he knew there was competition for the girls.

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post #6 of 8
Most definitely a rooster. If you keep him and hatch eggs from those silver laced Wyandotte pullets, you'll get red sex links.
2 dogs, 6 cats, 40 chickens (australorps, wyandottes, and easter eggers), lots of tropical fish, and a toddler. 
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2 dogs, 6 cats, 40 chickens (australorps, wyandottes, and easter eggers), lots of tropical fish, and a toddler. 
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post #7 of 8

That particular cross may not be 100% accurate visually inspecting chicks- black patterned buff pullets and black pattern yellow/gold cockerels (that's close color to discern as chicks). A Silver over a female buff would be much easier to sex- silver base pullets (grow to incomplete pattern silver laced with some buff leakage) and black pattern yellow/gold cockerels.

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Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

I went out this morning to feed my chickens and he crowed! I couldn't believe it! My beloved Gloria is a rooster!  I've since changed his name to brucey and he will stay as long as he keeps his good temperament.  Any tips on how to keep his good temperament?

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