Buff Orpington rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mister Leghorn, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Mister Leghorn

    Mister Leghorn New Egg

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    This one appears obvious, but Mrs. Leghorn demands confirmation before I send them to the big stock pot in the sky. They were sold to us as young hens, but I think they're roosters. Amazingly, they get along fine with my Barred Rock rooster. Thanks in advance.



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  2. dan26552

    dan26552 True BYC Addict

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    Looks like a roo to me
     
  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, looks like a roo...can you get a 'side shot' of it?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Probably a rooster, but how old and can we get a profile shot?
     
  5. mymilliefleur

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  6. Mister Leghorn

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    Thanks, everyone. How about this one? Got him in September at about 8 weeks I'm told.
     
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Rooster for sure.

    Orpingtons are slower to mature and often the younger cockerels are happy being submissive to on older rooster, that's likley why you've not had issues yet. Come spring, they'll probably want to challenge your older male.
     
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  8. dan26552

    dan26552 True BYC Addict

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  9. iwiw60

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    ROO!
     
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