Buff or Buffy Orpington?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cheirogloss, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. cheirogloss

    cheirogloss Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought this bird last week with the rest of our first-time flock. The sales guys said she was a Buff Orpington hen, and I would have agreed at the time. Now that "she" has lived with us for a week and had some good food, she is looking oddly masculine. What do you think? Hen or roo? And.....it has to be a cross, it doesn't look like a true BO to me.

    It doesn't crow and it doesn't have spurs if that helps. My DH is calling her Lola, like from the song about the drag queen [​IMG]

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  2. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Buff

    I have the sweetest buff roo
     
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  3. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    I think she but I been wrong before!okay so maybe its buff!
     
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  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    It does look like a cross. I'm thinking hen because of the feathers, but without age it's hard to tell. Do you know how old s/he is?
     
  5. cheirogloss

    cheirogloss Out Of The Brooder

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    We were told "she" was a laying hen, so I am guessing more than 26 wks. Her comb and wattle are really red, so it seems like a plausible age to me.
     
  6. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking Buffy [​IMG]
     
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Yeah...that's a cockerel.
     
  8. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
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    Hmmm.... looks like a tricky one. A cockerel would be crowing by now though, right? So personally, my vote is pullet.
     
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Pullets don't have pointed saddle feathers. [​IMG]
     
  10. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    My vote is Buff.

    I see pointy saddle feathers, and the very beginnings of a few hackle feathers.
     

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