Buff Orpington roosters?????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lilhill, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. lilhill

    lilhill Out Of The Brooder

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    These two Buff Orps were supposed to be hens. They are now about 8 months old. I've never heard either of them crow, but have heard the first one "cluck". Me thinks they are not hens. Expert opinions, please.

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  2. Southern Chickens

    Southern Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like hens to me, no eggs??
     
  3. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

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    rooster/hen
     
  4. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 1st 1 looks like a roo and the second 1 a hen.
     
  5. cristy17

    cristy17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had several BO "peanuts" last year. The roos were dinner and hens we'd keep. It took almost a year to figure out who was who because several never crowed or laid eggs. ended up all were roos, but one actually lived until last month cuz he was a very docile and nice one. Tasted great as BBQ tho.
     
  6. lilhill

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    No eggs from them yet. Guess I'll just have to wait and see if one starts crowing. Thanks!
     
  7. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:occasionally hens crow, so I would be looking for eggs.. roosters never lay eggs..
     
  8. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there arent any sickle feathers so i would hold off on processing yet
     
  9. lilhill

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    Thank you.
     
  10. jonathansenn

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    do either have spurs? I can't tell from the pic
     

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