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Rooster or hen? Buff orpington

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Thought it was a "she" but I recently introduced a new hen to the flock and it was really aggressive and sort of weakly crowing. What do you guys think...this a roo or a hen? 4.5 months old

 

 

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I'm thinking male....it looks like some saddle feathers are starting to show.

 

And that is not a purebred Buff Orpington as it has a pea comb...which is looking male as well.

 

EDITED TO ADD: Second look, I think that could be a developing rose comb in a male, and while the photo colors are a bit off, does it have yellow-ish legs?

 

If so, you've got a Buff Wyandotte rooster.

 

LofMc


Edited by Lady of McCamley - 2/14/16 at 1:48pm
Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Originally Posted by Lady of McCamley View Post
 

I'm thinking male....it looks like some saddle feathers are starting to show.

 

And that is not a purebred Buff Orpington as it has a pea comb...which is looking male as well.

 

EDITED TO ADD: Second look, I think that could be a developing rose comb in a male, and while the photo colors are a bit off, does it have yellow-ish legs?

 

If so, you've got a Buff Wyandotte rooster.

 

LofMc

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    The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.                          Robert Baden-Powell

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

 

  Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

      Erich fromm



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Well thank you all for the advice. Total shame, he was one of my favorite 'hens'!!! Had he just kept his big mouth shut I would have never known and he would have had a wonderful time with 4 beautiful ladies in close quarters! Oh well, I feel like I learned a lot more about hens vs. roosters today thanks to this unfortunate information and you all. Thanks again.

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Well thank you all for the advice. Total shame, he was one of my favorite 'hens'!!! Had he just kept his big mouth shut I would have never known and he would have had a wonderful time with 4 beautiful ladies in close quarters! Oh well, I feel like I learned a lot more about hens vs. roosters today thanks to this unfortunate information and you all. Thanks again.


You're welcome.

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sorry,   we hate to say "rooster"  but, we have to

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Well the good news is my local humane society is going to be taking him and they said farmers come in all the time and adopt them to let them run around on the farm. Don't know if that is true but he has a better shot than with me as I'm in the city...!

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Good news.

 

He should make a good farm rooster.

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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