Buff hen or rooster. Help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by vizmiz, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. vizmiz

    vizmiz New Egg

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    Hi everyone,
    This is Sunny. I was told that she is a buff Orpington but I am getting concerned that she may be a boy. She is 15 weeks old and starting to get longer curled feathers on her tail, and pointed tips on the feathers around her neck like a rooster. Any opinions or things to look for? I haven't heard any crowing or different clucks from her compared to my other girls.

    My dilemma is that I am in an area where roosters are illegal to have and am concerned that I may have to find a new home for my leader of the flock.

    Thanks!
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  2. vizmiz

    vizmiz New Egg

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    Here is another photo...[​IMG]
     
  3. kingkav

    kingkav Out Of The Brooder

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    Dont go on me but I reckon its a male

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, but that's a rooster for sure.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    X3, you have a young rooster.
     
  6. vizmiz

    vizmiz New Egg

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    I was afraid of that. It looks like spurs are starting to come in as well. I'm so heartbroken.

    Thanks for the feedback.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a rooster.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, that's a rooster. Sorry you can't keep him.
     

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