Buff Orpington Boy or Girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CarolB865, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. CarolB865

    CarolB865 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 Buff Orpingtons, 2 the usual Buff color that are definitely girls and then this light colored one that I'm thinking may be a cockerel? Doesn't really act like any of the other cockerels I've had but the bigger, very pronounced comb and the tail feathers beginning to look different has me wondering. It's 10 weeks old and the only buff with wattles as well and legs like tree trunks! Have I got another boy? [​IMG]
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  2. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That isn't a buff Orpington at all! Buff orpingtons no matter the gender should be solid yellow/orange with yellow feet. What breed he actually is- I don't know. Maybe someone else can shed some light.

    As for gender, to me personally it looks like an early bloomer pullet. I'm not seeing saddle or hackle feathers, and she stands like a female with a feminine body type.

    However, I am no expert so you will definitely need some more opinions!
     
  3. CarolB865

    CarolB865 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I wondered about it being a buff! Sure didn't look it to me! But the first one to eat out of my hand when it's treat time!
     
  4. Lincy

    Lincy Out Of The Brooder

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    With those slate legs, I'm thinking an EE mix. It is probably a little roo. He has too much red in the comb and the red patches on his wings.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Those thick legs and red patch of doom on wings = Cockerel. Maybe the camera is just too close to him BUT, looks like he could be crossed with a meat bird or is one. He looks huge (wide)
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Mixed breed, possibly with those Buff Orp in there, cockerel
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Mixed breed cockerel.

    If the bird behind it in the pics is another "Orpington", you might want to post pics of it. From what I can see I'm getting and EE vibe, but need better pics.
     

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