12 week old buff Orpington hen or roo?

Podede

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Oct 20, 2020
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Wondering if the more developed Buff Orpington is a roo or just a big boned hen? Both were sold as pullets from TSC and about 12 weeks old now. Haven’t heard any crowing yet. Lots of pics added. Thank you in advance for your help/guesses.
 

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OneHappyRooster

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How can you tell?
Pullet vs cockerel feathering. These birds are 6-7 months. They're also Buff Orpingtons.
Even, rounded feathering, with a slight fraying on the edges. Pullet.
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Shiny, thin, pointed feathering. Cockerel.
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Saddle feathers; (male)
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Your cockerel is beginning to show the male feathering. It'll become more apparent as he gets older. He's also got rather too much comb for three months.
 

Podede

In the Brooder
Oct 20, 2020
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Pullet vs cockerel feathering. These birds are 6-7 months. They're also Buff Orpingtons.
Even, rounded feathering, with a slight fraying on the edges. Pullet. View attachment 2428346
Shiny, thin, pointed feathering. Cockerel.
View attachment 2428347
Saddle feathers; (male)
View attachment 2428348

Your cockerel is beginning to show the male feathering. It'll become more apparent as he gets older. He's also got rather too much comb for three months.
Thank you!
 

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