Buff Orpington - hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Geena, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Geena

    Geena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some 12 week old BOs. They seemed quite easy to sex, or so I thought.
    The pullets look like this
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    the cockerels look like this
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    and then there is this one that previously looked like the other pullets, but has recently gotten red in the comb, tail has come up, and are those saddle feathers coming in?
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  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least she has a tail, unlike the rooster you posted a picture of. Hens can put their tail feathers up. I believe it is a pullet.
     
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me. Haha, yes, it seems like many Buff Orp roos go through a bunny-tail stage. My 18 week old Buff Orp roo finally has a tail to be semi-proud of, LOL.
     
  4. Geena

    Geena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bunny tail, hahaha. Most of the cockerels have pretty decent tails, I just snapped a pic of him because he was nearby. Thanks, I'm glad you guys think she is a pullet, I only got 5 out of 20 straight run. So, these are normal hen feathers? None of the other girls have feathers that curl down like that.
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  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feathers you have circled are not rooster like. Not pointed. [​IMG] Here is my rooster. Can you see the pointed feathers in front of his tail?
     
  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some pullets' feathers curve down like that, I don't know why.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    That bird is a pullet. Those feathers that your circled aren't pointy, which would mean a male. Females can get those longer feathers near the tail, but their ends are blunt, like in this bird.
     
  8. Michael OShay

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    A agree with the others; your BO is a pullet. :eek:)
     
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  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Pullet 100%!!! I've raised this breed for many years and believe me, that is what the girls always look like:)
     

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