Confirm my thoughts... This is a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mamahumecky, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Mamahumecky

    Mamahumecky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is our dear buff Orpington [​IMG] butter. Hasn't made a peep, well a crow to be exact. [​IMG] just the chucks like my other girls. I fear though that she has turned out to be a he. I can't have a too so if indeed my thoughts are correct ill have to either find him a new home or put him in a pot. Hatched end of August / beg of sept. I would have thought to hear at least a garbled crow by now if it were a roo but I can't go just by that. So lemme know what you think. [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    100% cockerel. See those long, skinny, shiny, pointy feathers hanging down his back in front of his tail? Those are saddle feathers, and are 100% only found in males.
     
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  3. Mamahumecky

    Mamahumecky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought but I was hoping not. The kids will be sad :0(
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, but your Orpington is a cockerel.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a male, sorry.

    Orpington males can be slow to announce their presence verbally, but those saddle feathers are all male.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Rooster.
     

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