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Buff Orpington--rooster it hen?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DMR463, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. DMR463

    DMR463 New Egg

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    In the last few days, I've noticed and heard our buff Orpington making a sound that sounds a lot like crowing. She was the smallest of the 5 chicks we got in early April but is now by far the biggest. None have started laying yet, so I don't have any clues in that regard. I'm attaching some photos and would appreciate any thoughts. Do we have a rooster or have some heard othe female buffs making a crowing sound, unassociated with laying? Thanks for the help! [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Your first picture didn't come through. Could you post a full side body shot? However, from your picture I am leaning towards cockerel.

    Also, you would get more answers if you posted this in the What Breed or Gender is this? forum. Hope you enjoy BYC!
     
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC!

    That is a cockerel.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2016
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  5. DMR463

    DMR463 New Egg

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    Thanks for the thoughts and guidance as I navigate the website as a new member. I had a feeling we were dealing with a rooster, but of course this is my 4 year old daughter's favorite of the bunch, so I thought I'd double check! I'm attaching a full side view for good measure. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel, the hackle & saddle feathers clinch the comb/wattle size & coloring
     
  7. DMR463

    DMR463 New Egg

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    Thank you!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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