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

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by The Red Rooster, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    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?




    Last edited: Jun 2, 2012
  2. jallny

    jallny Songster

    May 26, 2012
    think its a hen
  3. NJchixs

    NJchixs Songster

    Apr 26, 2012
    Jackson, NJ
    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.
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    I say Pullet as well. :thumbsup
  5. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Sorry about that. Yes it is 10 weeks old.
  6. mi chicken

    mi chicken In the Brooder

    May 7, 2012
    the thumb
    pullet for sure. looks just like mine
  7. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

    Aug 25, 2011
    Milwaukie, Oregon
    Definitely pullet [​IMG]
  8. bagawk

    bagawk In the Brooder

    Jan 4, 2012
    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?

  9. NotableNancy

    NotableNancy Songster

    Dec 28, 2012
    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.
  10. bagawk

    bagawk In the Brooder

    Jan 4, 2012
    That's kind of the other thing I was hoping too ... maybe I should send a PM ....

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