Buff Orpington--Bobby or Beatrice?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GullibleChick, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. GullibleChick

    GullibleChick New Egg

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    So...over the summer I posted pics of my handsome RIR cockerels that were supposed to be girls. They have gone to loving homes where they each have their own flock. I mentioned I had purchased a pair of buffs that were sexed by, ahem, a key on a string. One was killed by the neighbor's dog and the other is a big fluffy thing at 4 months. I have been certain this bird was a cockerel and then I was certain it was a pullet. Now I am throwing my hands in the air and posting a pic. This is Bea at about three months. If I can corner her/him, I will try for a more recent one.

    Some background: my husband went looking for Beatrice one evening because he didn't see her in the box. Turns out one of the other two hens (black sex-links) was sitting on her. Beatrice likes to fluff up her feathers and is occasionally seen on top of the other hens. I have heard that aggressive hens will do this, though, so not a fully determining factor. Haven't heard any crowing, but Bea has some large legs.

    If this pic doesn't help, I will try to grab another one. Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your picture didn't post correctly....
     
  3. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband thinks its a Roo!
     
  4. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is a tough one. The body is definitely shaped like a cockerel. Don't see any saddle or hackle feathers yet, though.

    I am voting Bobby.
     
  5. GullibleChick

    GullibleChick New Egg

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    [​IMG] That figures. Anyone want a handsome 4-month-old buff? Live in a subdivision, etc...
     
  6. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Sorry - I think that's a roo. [​IMG]
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I also vote roo.
     
  8. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    Bobby
     
  9. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bobby roo.
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Bobby![​IMG]
     

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