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10 week old Buff Orpington... Hen or Roo?

post #1 of 12
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I have a 10 week old BO who I'm guessing is cockerel. The comb looks more like a female, but not sure. 

 

Reasons why I think cockerel:

 

The feathers are longer then my other BO. 

 

"His" feathers are darker then my other BO (not sure if that matters).

 

The feathers near the back droop down more.

 

He attached my foot and mounted another chick. 

 

Any suggestions? 

 

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Edited by The Red Rooster - 6/2/12 at 7:36pm

  AnnElise Clark

 

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  AnnElise Clark

 

~Chickens are like potato chips, you can't just have one!~ 

 

Silver Laced Wyandotte's, Silkies, Ameraucana's, Easter Egger's, Belgian d'anvers, Leghorns, California Whites, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, one Black Jersey Giant rooster, Guinea's, Ducks, and one Sweetgrass turkey tom. 

 

 

 

 

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post #2 of 12

think its a hen

post #3 of 12
Is it possible it's a mix? Maybe that's why looks different as far as color. I'm assuming you mean 10 weeks, so it's possible, the face is red but I'm having a hard time getting a close up of the feathers.
post #4 of 12
I say Pullet as well. thumbsup.gif

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TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Black East Indies, Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by NJchixs View Post

Is it possible it's a mix? Maybe that's why looks different as far as color. I'm assuming you mean 10 weeks, so it's possible, the face is red but I'm having a hard time getting a close up of the feathers.

 

Sorry about that. Yes it is 10 weeks old.

  AnnElise Clark

 

~Chickens are like potato chips, you can't just have one!~ 

 

Silver Laced Wyandotte's, Silkies, Ameraucana's, Easter Egger's, Belgian d'anvers, Leghorns, California Whites, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, one Black Jersey Giant rooster, Guinea's, Ducks, and one Sweetgrass turkey tom. 

 

 

 

 

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  AnnElise Clark

 

~Chickens are like potato chips, you can't just have one!~ 

 

Silver Laced Wyandotte's, Silkies, Ameraucana's, Easter Egger's, Belgian d'anvers, Leghorns, California Whites, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, one Black Jersey Giant rooster, Guinea's, Ducks, and one Sweetgrass turkey tom. 

 

 

 

 

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post #6 of 12

pullet for sure. looks just like mine

post #7 of 12

Definitely pullet smile.png

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post #8 of 12

Sorry ... dragging an old thread back from the compost pile ...

 

I was looking at my Buff Orpington/Rhode Island Red "Tweety" this evening. This is my first attempt at egg incubating.  Tweety's getting a sorta curly tail. Theres also small buttons where you might see their leg spurs grow .... do hens have those? I have not noticed before and it's too late to go out and violate my sleeping Rooster and Hen.

 

I've never had Orpington hens, but I've had RIRs and I dont remember the girls getting tails like this.  sort of a dark pic, sorry, but at 4 days shy of six weeks, what is your opinion .... Pullet or Cockrel?

 

post #9 of 12

I have no idea but I always hope the OP will come back and tell us what the result was!!  I'm trying to learn all I can from these threads and I always take a guess and then don't see the result. 

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Nancy ~ Happy owner of 5 chickens born on 3/10/13~ 2 Black Australorp, 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Rhode Island Red, AND 7 pullets born 4/20/14 ~ 2 Crested Cream Legbars, 2 Cream Brabanter, 2 more EE's and 1 White Silkie  AND 8 new Meyer Babies born 08/03 ~ 1 BO, 1 OE, 2 Ex Leghorn and 4 Golden Buff! 

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post #10 of 12

That's kind of the other thing I was hoping too ... maybe I should send a PM ....
 

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