Buff Orpington acting Aggressive- Is she a he?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by marinwoo, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. marinwoo

    marinwoo New Egg

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    Hey everyone! I'd love to know what your thoughts are on our Buff Orpingtons. One has been acting aggressively toward my 2 yr old especially but is generally always trying to "hold her ground" to everyone. The one I'm concerned about is the Orp with the larger, redder comb and wattle:

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    Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
     
  2. 1876 Farm

    1876 Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    The way he's standing looks like a rooster to me.. how old is he/she?
     
  3. marinwoo

    marinwoo New Egg

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    Whoops, should have mentioned they are about 16-17 weeks in these pictures :)
     
  4. 1876 Farm

    1876 Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's not a great picture, but he's one of my Buffs at 18 weeks: These are both hens

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  5. Veer67

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  6. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd need to see the saddle feathers to be sure, but it looks awful roo-ish to me. My buff orp roo was very sweet up until he started to mature, then he turned into an absolute MONSTER. Attacked me, the other hens, anything that moved.
     
  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  8. marinwoo

    marinwoo New Egg

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    I have a few more pictures. I hope they help. For some reason my chickens just won't stand still for the camera :p

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  9. scroushore

    scroushore New Egg

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    I have 2 Buff Orps as well around the same age as yours. Same thing, one has a bigger comb and waddle then the other. Turns out they are both female. They just started laying eggs. They do show aggression towards my 6 week old Lavender Orpingtons, not sure if its just pecking order or not.
     
  10. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't see any saddle feathers so I would say pullet, some hens do mature faster than others.
     

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