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Buff Orpington Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by theHoyles, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. theHoyles

    theHoyles Hatching

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    By my rough calculation, this chicken is about 16 weeks old. I suspect that he's a roo and not a hen, but am looking for others to weigh in with their thoughts! I've gone through all of the "BO hen or rooster?" threads and have taken pics of the feathers since it seems like the comb and waddles have massive variance and aren't as reliable in sexing this breed. Pretty sure I know the answer...

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  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    IMO a pullet. I see no signs of rooster characteristics. And IMO she is nearing a first egg for you.

    You should post an intro under the New Members forum to get a proper welcoming.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sorry, but I"m thinking cockerel. I'm pretty sure I see those darker, pointy hackle and saddle feathers coming in. Plus, the leggy, gawky look says cockerel.

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  4. Cockerel - I see some pointy saddle feathers coming in. [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  5. BlueJuniper

    BlueJuniper Chirping

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    My Coop
    How old is He/She?
     
  6. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Songster

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    Welcome to BYC! Pretty sure that's a cockerel. Let's hope I'm wrong! :)
     
  7. nursejenn

    nursejenn In the Brooder

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    That looks like my rooster. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2016

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel - very sorry :(
     
  9. summerb123

    summerb123 Crowing

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  10. theHoyles

    theHoyles Hatching

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    Looked under his feathers for proof:seems like confirmation!?
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