Buff orpington rooster? 13 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gwenevere14, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. gwenevere14

    gwenevere14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I am so confused with my buff orpington! I swore it was a rooster a month ago but it hasn't changed much since then and I'm wondering if its just an early developing pullet. I'm interested in what experts have to say as these are my first chickens :) thanks!

    13 weeks old here
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    And here's my barred rock, the same age, who I'm almost positive is a pullet.
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm pretty sure that your Buff Orpington is a cockerel, but not certain. The tall stance and hard glare in the eye (females, in my opinion, tend to have a softer, less harsh "look"), darker feathers coming in on the body, and possible hackle feathers make me think cockerel. The Barred Rock is a pullet for sure.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I say its a roo. The comb is far more developed than my buff girls at that age. The darker coloring at the saddle, and those feathers look spikier at the saddle too. Tall stance. It looks like a roo to me.

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    it' a boy - what no cigars?
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. cypressdrake

    cypressdrake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a young roo. 99.9 percent
     

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