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Buff Orpington-Rooster or Hen??

post #1 of 22
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Hi All,

 

I got my chickens 2 weeks ago from a friend and I thought I had 3 hens (that was our plan anyway).  But one "hen" is larger and has a larger comb and maybe some longer tail feathers...Here is a link to some pix I took this morning. I haven't had any crowing yet & they were hatched around Dec 4th...

 

https://plus.google.com/photos/106876049347592451322/albums/5733915835257812545

 

Thanks for any advice for this newbie!

 

Cindy in FL

Cindy in FL

 

Ameraucanas, Easter Eggers, Buff Orpingtons, Dark Cornish, Rhode Island Red, Cuckoo Marans, Indian Runner ducks, Embden geese

 

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Cindy in FL

 

Ameraucanas, Easter Eggers, Buff Orpingtons, Dark Cornish, Rhode Island Red, Cuckoo Marans, Indian Runner ducks, Embden geese

 

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post #2 of 22
Looks like a hen to me smile.png
Turning 1/10 of an acre of urban sun baked back lot to turn in to an oasis. Art, chickens, mermaids, and gardening.
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Turning 1/10 of an acre of urban sun baked back lot to turn in to an oasis. Art, chickens, mermaids, and gardening.
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post #3 of 22

Pullet!

We have a dozen different breeds of chickens and we love them all!

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We have a dozen different breeds of chickens and we love them all!

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post #4 of 22

Puff.JPGLooks Like a Hen to me Cindy .. I am shareing two Photos of my 9 month old Buff who I have seen laying Eggs ; ) no doubt she is a Gal

Mature Buff Puff.JPGMature Buff Puff.JPG

I have about 20 Mature Hens and Roosters Different Breeds (RIR's, EE's, OEGB, Buff Orp.'s)  and approximately 60 Chicks different ages and a large variety adding more constantly (Jersey Giants, Black Australorp, White leghorn, Buff Orps.'s RIR and mixed bred), Three Dogs One Pure Bread Doxie two mixed Breeds, 4 Ducks (2 white Peking, One Muscovy, One mixed breed)2 baby Mallard chicks , 2...

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I have about 20 Mature Hens and Roosters Different Breeds (RIR's, EE's, OEGB, Buff Orp.'s)  and approximately 60 Chicks different ages and a large variety adding more constantly (Jersey Giants, Black Australorp, White leghorn, Buff Orps.'s RIR and mixed bred), Three Dogs One Pure Bread Doxie two mixed Breeds, 4 Ducks (2 white Peking, One Muscovy, One mixed breed)2 baby Mallard chicks , 2...

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post #5 of 22

Oh dear, not really wanting to be the voice of dissention or anything, but.... I'm not so sure that's a pullet. hide.gif  (talking about the OP's post, not CorrineP's pic's) Those legs/feet, their huge!  And I'm not sure but it seems like I see the beginning of saddle feathers and stringy hackle feathers.  And maybe even sickle feathers in the tail. 

 

 

wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 

Farm girl- that is what I was noticing the HUGE feet-legs.  I really hope you & I are wrong...don't really want a roo.  I will try & get some pix of the other 2 girls for comparison in a bit if the rain stays away.

 

Thanks everyone for your opinions, they are all  very much appreciated. big_smile.png

 

BTW, when might I expect to see eggs?

 

Cindy in FL
 

Cindy in FL

 

Ameraucanas, Easter Eggers, Buff Orpingtons, Dark Cornish, Rhode Island Red, Cuckoo Marans, Indian Runner ducks, Embden geese

 

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Cindy in FL

 

Ameraucanas, Easter Eggers, Buff Orpingtons, Dark Cornish, Rhode Island Red, Cuckoo Marans, Indian Runner ducks, Embden geese

 

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post #7 of 22

I Certainly could be wrong ! I am no expert that is for sure ! I was just looking at the comb and face..

I have about 20 Mature Hens and Roosters Different Breeds (RIR's, EE's, OEGB, Buff Orp.'s)  and approximately 60 Chicks different ages and a large variety adding more constantly (Jersey Giants, Black Australorp, White leghorn, Buff Orps.'s RIR and mixed bred), Three Dogs One Pure Bread Doxie two mixed Breeds, 4 Ducks (2 white Peking, One Muscovy, One mixed breed)2 baby Mallard chicks , 2...

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I have about 20 Mature Hens and Roosters Different Breeds (RIR's, EE's, OEGB, Buff Orp.'s)  and approximately 60 Chicks different ages and a large variety adding more constantly (Jersey Giants, Black Australorp, White leghorn, Buff Orps.'s RIR and mixed bred), Three Dogs One Pure Bread Doxie two mixed Breeds, 4 Ducks (2 white Peking, One Muscovy, One mixed breed)2 baby Mallard chicks , 2...

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post #8 of 22

Oh well, he or she is nearly 19 weeks old, right?  You will know for sure before long!  I know my buff orps will have me guessing until the last minute.  I feel like I change my mind every week.

We have a dozen different breeds of chickens and we love them all!

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We have a dozen different breeds of chickens and we love them all!

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post #9 of 22

I guess an Egg or a Crow will let us know : )

I have about 20 Mature Hens and Roosters Different Breeds (RIR's, EE's, OEGB, Buff Orp.'s)  and approximately 60 Chicks different ages and a large variety adding more constantly (Jersey Giants, Black Australorp, White leghorn, Buff Orps.'s RIR and mixed bred), Three Dogs One Pure Bread Doxie two mixed Breeds, 4 Ducks (2 white Peking, One Muscovy, One mixed breed)2 baby Mallard chicks , 2...

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I have about 20 Mature Hens and Roosters Different Breeds (RIR's, EE's, OEGB, Buff Orp.'s)  and approximately 60 Chicks different ages and a large variety adding more constantly (Jersey Giants, Black Australorp, White leghorn, Buff Orps.'s RIR and mixed bred), Three Dogs One Pure Bread Doxie two mixed Breeds, 4 Ducks (2 white Peking, One Muscovy, One mixed breed)2 baby Mallard chicks , 2...

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post #10 of 22

 

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Originally Posted by MyTDogs View Post

Farm girl- that is what I was noticing the HUGE feet-legs.  I really hope you & I are wrong...don't really want a roo.  I will try & get some pix of the other 2 girls for comparison in a bit if the rain stays away.

 

Thanks everyone for your opinions, they are all  very much appreciated. big_smile.png

 

BTW, when might I expect to see eggs?

 

Cindy in FL
 

 

Well and it wouldn't be the first time I've seen a boyish looking youngster turn out to be a hen!  So yes, hopefully we're wrong!  Those legs and even the body shape have me very suspcious of that one though!

 

I can't remember when my Buff Orp started laying, it was right around 20 weeks I think. 

 

CorrineP, wanted to tell you how pretty your hen is!  She looks exactly like the one I had.  I just lost her recently and I really miss her.  Such pretty, fluffy birds!

 

wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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