17 week old Buff Orpington, help with sexing please

corriewobbles

Hatching
9 Years
Oct 14, 2010
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Hi! I'm new to the forum. At the risk of sounded really dumb (or clueless lol) I literally have no idea if this is a roo or hen. I thought roo for a long time, but now i'm wondering if he/she should be more 'rooish' by now? My broody hen hatched them for me so i know the age is right. The plymouth rock that was from the same batch of eggs is definately a roo. The black orpington i'm pretty sure is a hen, but the buff??? Heres some pics...

About a month old i think

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Today

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All help gratefully received

Trina x
 

harewizard

Songster
10 Years
Apr 5, 2009
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4
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Maryland
Beautiful Birds!
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Love the pic of them in on the setee!!
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I believe your B.O is a Roo. At 17 weeks my BO barely had anything.

Lisa
 

noodleroo

Snuggles with Chickens
9 Years
Apr 29, 2010
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Rockport, Tx
I'm going to go with a little girl. I don't see any sign of pointy feathers back there but as mentioned before, he's still young. My BO roo is HUGE. My official guess is pullet.
 

aghiowa

Songster
9 Years
Sep 14, 2010
178
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My guess is roo, because this is what my 17 week old BO pullet looked like:

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Much less in the way of comb and tail...

Of course, my experience with chickens is far from vast.
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Welcome!
Angela
 

corriewobbles

Hatching
9 Years
Oct 14, 2010
3
0
7
Thanks for all the replies and welcomes! I had a feeling the majority would say roo. I suppose i just have to wait til he cock a doodle doos to be sure. Really hoping 'he' is just a masculine hen. Ah well, as long as theres no fighting between him and my plymouth rock they will both stay with me (they'd better behave themselves, i don't want to have to choose which one to keep
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Thanks again

Trina x
 

MANNA-PRO

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