Buff Orpingtons sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rev1053, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Rev1053

    Rev1053 New Egg

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    I have four hens... or so I think I do. This is my first year with my very own hens and I am just not sure. Can anyone just tell me if I have 2 roosters and 2 hens? Or maybe just one rooster and one overly developed hen? Or 4 hens and a worried mother (me)?
    They are just about 6 months old. I have read online that the roosters are bigger in size but my largest bird looks just like a normal hen.. The birds I have in question are not larger then the rest.
    Am I just paranoid?
    My husband is absolutely fascinated with eating one of my birds so he bugging me to figure this question out. We are not allowed to have roosters with the ordnance in our city that was passed, only hens. [​IMG]

    This is a photo of the group...
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    The two I am "questioning"... The one on the bottom of the photo is my "problem" hen.. S/he is always walking into the driveway... S/he "cornered" my 10 year old this morning.. All in all S/he is the one who is always first for everything and the most cocky. [​IMG] Personally S/he is my favorite.
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  2. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    They definitely look all girl to me. How old are they?
     
  3. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    If they're 6 mos old, then they are all hens.
     
  4. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    DUH, I totally missed the 6 months part. My Orps are younger than that, and here's the roo amidst some of the ladies:

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    And crowing (which you should be seeing by now if you had a fella):
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    And a closeup:
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  5. Rev1053

    Rev1053 New Egg

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    Thanks girls!!!

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    I am glad. I'll keep them all then.
     
  6. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look like hens to me.
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    They all look just like my Audrey.
     
  8. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Your birds are beautiful!!!

    Ninja- your roo, WOW!!!! He is gorgeous!!
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    They are all hens or you would have heard the roo by now!
     
  10. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Quote:He's coming along real nice for a hatchery bird. We have Buff Orp eggs from Jody & Charlie on Day 12 right now, wiggling healthily in their shells--can't WAIT for those!
     

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