Buff Orpington rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickpics, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. chickpics

    chickpics Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first batch of chickens ever. They all came at the same time from Meyers, on 2/22/17. Most have a little flesh colored comb forming on them now- it's the same color as their beak. This one is the only one that's pink, and it's exciting to think it's a rooster as I ordered 2 roos and 12 females. However, there is no other rooster that I can tell, because they others either have flesh colored combs and about 3 still have no comb at all.

    What do you think? Two sides of the same bird, btw.

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    Last edited: Mar 16, 2017
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Definitely a little rooster.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That much comb and color this young. Very likely a male.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well, he's announcing himself quite early [​IMG]

    don't give up on your other male. Orpingtons don't usually develop this early, so be patient and I'm thinking your other boy will make himself known.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree and your early bird is just so stinkin' cute, love him [​IMG]
     
  6. chickpics

    chickpics Out Of The Brooder

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    Hahahaha yea he does strut around a bit taller than the rest of them, and he seems to keep an eye on all of them, like he's always taking inventory of the others' location, even of the yet-unknown male. He even seems lets the others eat out of the feeder first. It's definitely been interesting to observe. It's great to know for sure he's the big man in of flock. For now. I think I will put a little anklet on him just to keep tabs on him, the males might be hard to tell apart soon.
    Thank you so much yall!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  8. elaineinspain

    elaineinspain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's a BOY!!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. chickpics

    chickpics Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, folks. My chicks are now 8 weeks old tomorrow, and here are new pics of the big boy you all helped me with, now named Mr. Mann.
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    Our second boy has made himself known recently and is every bit as glorious red, but has a bent comb so we call him Mr. Crooke.
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    And here are both of them from the side so you can see their shapes better. Mr. Crooke is in the forefront.

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    They haven't started fighting yet, they still act like... one of the girls but soon the main coop will be finished so the hoop house will become the bachelor pad and one of these boys will be the progenitor of my future birds.
     
  10. elaineinspain

    elaineinspain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congratulations on your two beautiful cockrels
     

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