Am I a boy??????????? RESULTS ARE IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by khable, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. khable

    khable Songster

    Mar 16, 2007
    LaGrangeville, NY
    Hi all,

    I purchased 5 sexed Buff Orpington pullets from and ended up getting an extra one.

    I am fearing that this extra one may be a rooster! [​IMG]

    But, I am hoping that it is truly a girl and she is just developing earlier than the others????? [​IMG]

    This is my first time with Chickens so I am not sure. It may be very obvious to you experienced eggsperts tho. [​IMG]

    They are 15 1/2 weeks old now.

    Please let me know what you think and if you have photos of your Buff Orpingtons around the same age I would appreciate taking a look.


    Here's a group shot....


    Here is "The General" (as in General Tso's Chicken - Hee hee)


    Here is Dora (to comapare)....


    Whatcha all think???????????? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2007
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Do you really need me to say it, LOL? Yep, it's a boy! Congratulations and pass the cigar, LOL. Pretty birds. I love Orpingtons of all colors.
  3. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Songster

    Jul 7, 2007
    Boy, those are nice looking birds. I'd like to have some of those. What a contrast to Domineckers.
  4. khable

    khable Songster

    Mar 16, 2007
    LaGrangeville, NY
    ARUGH... Really?????????? (I kinda knew it.....)

    I won't be able to keep him..... [​IMG]

    The comb and waddles only became red and started growing within the past two weeks.

    Are you sure it isn't an early developing girl????

    When will he start crowing?? He'll need a new home before then... [​IMG]
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    I think its a pullet!! There arent any saddle feathers, which would be a pretty good indication that it was a rooster. Your birds are awful big though. Are you sure theyre only 5 weeks???
  6. khable

    khable Songster

    Mar 16, 2007
    LaGrangeville, NY
    They are 15 weeks old.....

    Would another picture help any?? I will try to post some body shots.

  7. khable

    khable Songster

    Mar 16, 2007
    LaGrangeville, NY
    Here are some body shots if it helps any... [​IMG]



  8. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    I agree--In comparison to the others he looks like a boy. And speckled hen knows her orpingtons so I would put a lot of weight on her opinion, but he looks just like my mature buff pullets. Could you keep "him" until he crows to know for sure?
  9. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    NW Florida
    I wouldn't want to guess based on feathers, I'm not that good, LOL, but I did want to say that they sure are a pretty bunch!

    Buff Orps are the other breed I wanted so badly (probably my 2nd choice of all) but they were sold out the week I needed to have them shipped. Maybe next year ...

    Nice looking little flock!

  10. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    That's a rooster for sure!!! You can even tell my his short tail feathers. He sure is beautiful...umm...I mean handsome.

    When you get extras from a hatchery 99.9% of the time it's a roo. Roos are cheaper so that's why they send roos.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2007

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