Buff Orpington - Is this a rooster?

mandi224

In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 13, 2014
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Edinboro, PA
This is my first time keeping chickens. Please excuse my coop -- it's cleaning day, and they're almost ready to move out of this little coop to their new big house and run! :)

I got all my buff orpingtons at the same time and they're about 9 weeks old. I'm noticing one of them is much bigger and has a different body shape than the others. I'm hoping I have 3 hens and 1 rooster here, not 3 roosters and 1 hen (YIKES...!)


^^ Here, the bigger one in question is on the left. The others are all smaller like the one on the right.


^^ Here, it's the one on the right.


^^ Here, again, it's the one on the right that's different than the others.
 

SIMZ

Crowing
10 Years
Apr 29, 2011
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281
Northwest Indiana
At 9 weeks old a male chick should start having a fairly red comb and red wattles (although smallish). I don't really notice that in the pictures...have you noticed it? The one may just be faster maturing and shaped differently. It's normal. Or maybe she's top pullet and hogs more food.
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They're pretty! Orpingtons are the best!
 

mandi224

In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 13, 2014
20
2
36
Edinboro, PA
Thank you! I would love it if they were all hens!! We bought them strait run and attempted to wing sex them (HAHA) but being total novices it was really guessing!

I have not noticed any more red on any of them than what you see in the pictures... so hopefully you're right!
 

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