Confirm my suspicion? Is My Buff a Rooster or a Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by beccahp, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. beccahp

    beccahp New Egg

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    I am a new chicken owner and my favorite chicken, a buff orpington, was supposed to be female.

    But here are the facts:

    born in March, about 5 months old
    no spurs
    she/he crows (rather quietly) around 8am and usually stops when we let them out of the coop
    very docile and lower in the pecking order
    very big red waddles and comb

    here's a pic: (the orange chicken)

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    I am sure you will say she's a rooster, but I just needed to check before I have to give her away.[​IMG]

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    The tail looks very Rooish! But it's comb is not much bigger then my 6 BO hens that we got in February. So..........
     
  3. chickfillhay

    chickfillhay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG! I thought this was one of my pictures. I have Buffs too and only one little white girl named Lady. They are identical to yours at just about the same age give or take a few days. Just too cool!

    Anyway. That's a boy. [​IMG] And a very handsome one at that!
     
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Comb and waddles are pretty tiny... but that tail screams roo. He's gorgeous!
     
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Well if it's crowing i'd say its a cockerel. Plus the tail, and the saddle feathers.. [​IMG]

    Hope you can find a good home for him [​IMG]
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a boy!
    Orpingtons are not a very large-combed breed.
     
  7. Chicken Nugget

    Chicken Nugget Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two buff orp pullets (females) and their combs and wattles look identical to this one's. Not sure about the tail, though. I don't remember and I don't have time to run out to the coop and look right now! I look later if it will help.
     
  8. Chicken Nugget

    Chicken Nugget Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, I went and took a look at my buff orps (5 1/2 months old). I was wrong. Their combs and wattles are NOT that big and bright at all, and their tails don't stand up like that, either. Sorry - hopes this helps.
     
  9. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    My Buff O's have barely any comb or waddles at almost 5 months so I'd have to say that's a rooster...nice looking one at that![​IMG]
     

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