Buff Orpington- rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jeneanxo, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. jeneanxo

    jeneanxo Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, so we just discovered our australorp is a boy, now I am seeing pointy feathers on our buff orpington. she/he has always had a pretty big comb and wattles, she/he is 15 weeks old. any help appreciated, I am not familiar with what they look like at different stages. also, she/he and the australorp have always faced off, puffing up. "Belle" the buff is the friendliest, but also getting to be more aggressive. she/he is pretty grabby with treats and comes running full speed when she/he sees us coming.

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  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
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    I have some Buff O hens, they are only half as old as yours, but they have no visible wattles and their combs are much smaller. I think you have a roo. I also have RIR's the same age and one of them looks like your buff, much more comb than the rest and obvious red wattles, he is a roo.
     
  3. poodlepill

    poodlepill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks just like my BO cockerels. See the shiny/darker shade of feathers on the saddle and I also see the pointy saddle feathers. Out of 4 BO's I got 3 are roo's!!!!!
     
  4. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I see saddle feathers. Roo is my guess.
     
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
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    Roo
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yep, no guessing here. Rooster.
     
  7. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I agree..definitely a roo
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, definitely a dude.
     
  9. jeneanxo

    jeneanxo Out Of The Brooder

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    so I guess we are getting rid of 2 out of 3 chickens because they are roos. and we are left with the RIR that hates us.
     
  10. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    Savannah,MO
    roo
     

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