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Buff Orpington hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jlothedonkey11, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Hen

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  2. Rooster

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  3. I have no idea

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  1. Jlothedonkey11

    Jlothedonkey11 New Egg

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    My neighbor brought me down a chicken 4 months ago and swore that it was going to lay an egg any day now. Well four months later the chicken has yet to lay an egg. It doesn't lay eggs and it doesn't try to crow and it doesn't have a long tail. So my question is can anyone tell me if this chicken is a hen or a rooster.
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  2. ViolinPlayer123

    ViolinPlayer123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's definitely a Boy! but you should keep him Buff Orpingtons Boys are super nice and fluffy! You can tell its a boy by the comb, wattles, and saddle feathers!
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  4. Jlothedonkey11

    Jlothedonkey11 New Egg

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    He is about 10-11 months old when will he start to crow? when will he get longer tail feathers?
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel do you have any roosters around? Generally a young male is silent because the head rooster would thrash him, if he knew there was competition for the girls.
     
  6. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most definitely a rooster. If you keep him and hatch eggs from those silver laced Wyandotte pullets, you'll get red sex links.
     
  7. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    That particular cross may not be 100% accurate visually inspecting chicks- black patterned buff pullets and black pattern yellow/gold cockerels (that's close color to discern as chicks). A Silver over a female buff would be much easier to sex- silver base pullets (grow to incomplete pattern silver laced with some buff leakage) and black pattern yellow/gold cockerels.
     
  8. Jlothedonkey11

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    I went out this morning to feed my chickens and he crowed! I couldn't believe it! My beloved Gloria is a rooster! I've since changed his name to brucey and he will stay as long as he keeps his good temperament. Any tips on how to keep his good temperament?
     

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