3 month old orpington - roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by squeakyballs, May 28, 2010.

  1. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 buff orpingtons, I'm positive that one is a hen and one is a rooster... but then I'm not sure about the other one. S/he grew much faster than the others and was the biggest for a long time. The comb isn't as big as the rooster's comb, but it is bigger than the hen's comb. And it is redder. Now s/he is looking as orange as the rooster... so I'm wondering. They are all the same age.

    The chicken in question:
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    His sister:
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    This one is a roo, I'm positive:
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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I would say the one in question is a roo. Looks like he's got saddle feathers developing.
     
  3. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking so, too. It is just weird how they all developed differently. He's always seemed in between the other two (except the other rooster was always the tiniest, and he was always the biggest), but now the pullet doesn't seem as orange.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

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  5. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    K, then it is a roo. [​IMG]

    So out of my 8 chicks, I was supposed to have 7 pullets and 1 roo.

    2 died. And out of the remaining chickens I ended up with 4 roos and 2 hens. Just my luck.

    Silly lady said she could sex them.
     

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