Are you still sure it's a roo? (photo heavy)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by slaird61, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. slaird61

    slaird61 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 20, 2010
    My Buff Orpington at 13 weeks old. Everyone guessed he was a roo before but now that he's older I just wanted to get a second opinion. Are you sure he's a he? [​IMG]






  2. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2009
    I guess roo but that is what I guessed for some of mine and was off totally... I am sure that is reassuring! [​IMG]

    Edited because I can't type today!
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011
  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    At 13 weeks... yep, definitely a roo
  4. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    I'm no expert on BO's but that looks like a roo to me.
  5. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    Looks just like my BO cockeral, "Dinner". Yes, his name is Dinner. For obvious reasons.
  6. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    That is a BO Roo.
  7. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
  8. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    Durham NH
    OK... i'm gonna go against the what I'm sure is the more educated guess and say that that looks like a hen to me. I'm not sure what everyone else is looking at when they say roo....??
  9. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Those saddle feathers in the last photo look rounded so I vote hen, but I could be wrong. All of my buff orpington roosters had a deeper shiny color on there hackle feathers than my hens.
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Most definitely a roo. A pullet would have barely any comb at that age.

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