This is Mesmer. He hatched the first week of June 2009, and this picture was taken in October 2009. At 6 months of age he already weighed over 6 pounds and by the looks of his feet, he's still got some growing to do. He cock-a-doodles all day, and often makes a funny "eeerrrgh" sound afterwards. Having been raised since chick-hood, he will sit on your lap/be held/etc. He has also been known to attack dogs and certain people, especially men. He is now the great protector of my two hens. Anyway, for a long time I thought he was a Cinnamon Queen but I started looking around more, now that he's older, and he looks an awful lot like an Orpington to me (it was a friend of mine that thought perhaps Cin. Queen but he was way younger then). Maybe a Buff Orpington? What does the "Buff" mean anyway? Does it refer only to color or to something else? Also haven't seen any Orps with black feathers like that. His neck ruff gets HUGE when he's ticked off, but I don't have any pictures of that yet. Thanks for your help!