Buff Orp... Gender Enigma

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HensInTempeAZ, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. HensInTempeAZ

    HensInTempeAZ New Egg

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    Here are pictures of my 12 week old Buff Orpington. I keep staring at her/him and can't figure it out. Since I've never had a roo before I don't know if it's just a very masculine female or what. I did notice he/she has some very goldeny feathers coming in as seen in the second picture. Thanks!


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  2. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 12 weeks old, sorry it looks like a roo to me. My BO didn't get a comb or wattles till she was close to 20 weeks. Also, she doesn't have the shiny golden feathers like yours, hers are all soft gold.
     
  3. SilverChickie

    SilverChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooo, that definitely looks like a roo to me, sorry. Pretty big comb and the shiny gold feathers all say roo.

    Also, hi! I live in Tempe also! Nice to see another local chicken person.
     
  4. Aframechickens191

    Aframechickens191 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A rooster for sure! nice color [​IMG]
     
  5. poodlepill

    poodlepill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks pretty roo-ish to me too
     
  6. GermanChick

    GermanChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeap, it's seems to be a roo ...... BIG comb and wattles for 12 weeks.
     
  7. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most definitely a roo.
     
  8. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Cock-a-doodle-doo!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Rooooster! See those very shiny pointy feathers hanging off the back just before the tail area? Those are rooster saddle feathers.
     

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