Buff Orpington-Rooster or Hen??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MyTDogs, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. MyTDogs

    MyTDogs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi All,

    I got my chickens 2 weeks ago from a friend and I thought I had 3 hens (that was our plan anyway). But one "hen" is larger and has a larger comb and maybe some longer tail feathers...Here is a link to some pix I took this morning. I haven't had any crowing yet & they were hatched around Dec 4th...

    https://plus.google.com/photos/106876049347592451322/albums/5733915835257812545

    Thanks for any advice for this newbie!

    Cindy in FL
     
  2. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen to me :)
     
  3. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet!
     
  4. CorinneP

    CorinneP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Looks Like a Hen to me Cindy .. I am shareing two Photos of my 9 month old Buff who I have seen laying Eggs ; ) no doubt she is a Gal
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  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Oh dear, not really wanting to be the voice of dissention or anything, but.... I'm not so sure that's a pullet. [​IMG] (talking about the OP's post, not CorrineP's pic's) Those legs/feet, their huge! And I'm not sure but it seems like I see the beginning of saddle feathers and stringy hackle feathers. And maybe even sickle feathers in the tail.
     
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  6. MyTDogs

    MyTDogs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Farm girl- that is what I was noticing the HUGE feet-legs. I really hope you & I are wrong...don't really want a roo. I will try & get some pix of the other 2 girls for comparison in a bit if the rain stays away.

    Thanks everyone for your opinions, they are all very much appreciated. [​IMG]

    BTW, when might I expect to see eggs?

    Cindy in FL
     
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  7. CorinneP

    CorinneP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Certainly could be wrong ! I am no expert that is for sure ! I was just looking at the comb and face..
     
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  8. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh well, he or she is nearly 19 weeks old, right? You will know for sure before long! I know my buff orps will have me guessing until the last minute. I feel like I change my mind every week.
     
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  9. CorinneP

    CorinneP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess an Egg or a Crow will let us know : )
     
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  10. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Well and it wouldn't be the first time I've seen a boyish looking youngster turn out to be a hen! So yes, hopefully we're wrong! Those legs and even the body shape have me very suspcious of that one though!

    I can't remember when my Buff Orp started laying, it was right around 20 weeks I think.

    CorrineP, wanted to tell you how pretty your hen is! She looks exactly like the one I had. I just lost her recently and I really miss her. Such pretty, fluffy birds!
     

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