Buff Orpington - 10 weeks old... Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by vincecruz, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. vincecruz

    vincecruz Just Hatched

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    Howdy All!

    Could anyone help me out? I have 8 buffs and this guy / gal is the only one that looks different... I feel it has the head of a rooster but acts like a hen with a busy butt...

    Any feedback would be awesome thanks!!!

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  2. luvmypets

    luvmypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With that much comb at 10 wks old im saying cockeral.
     
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  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, with that much comb, I'd be saying cockerel as well. Here is a picture of my 14 week old buff orpingtons.
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  4. vincecruz

    vincecruz Just Hatched

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    thanks for the response =)

    unfortunately, that is what i was afraid of... i might have to find a new home for him...

    thanks!
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I would wait a few weeks and worry about re-homing when (if) you start hearing crowing - while I agree that is a lot of comb for 10 weeks, I am not convinced that this is a rooster just yet and would hate to see you re-home a pullet in error. Here is a thread in which I had concern about my own BO who was then 10 weeks old - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/885682/10-week-old-bo she is now 22 weeks old and the best layer I have so far. While her comb is a bit smaller than your bird's, I am not entirely convinced and try not to answer based on just one characteristic, and am not seeing any other tells just yet in this bird - which is what a few more weeks can give you. Worst case scenario you start hearing crows or see further development and then re-home the bird.
     

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