Do I have a buff orp rooster or hen ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nurturedgarden, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. nurturedgarden

    nurturedgarden Chirping

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    Just wondering if I need to rehome it . He she is 20 weeks old .
     
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  2. nurturedgarden

    nurturedgarden Chirping

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  3. SurferchickinSB

    SurferchickinSB Crowing

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
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  4. debbie22

    debbie22 Songster

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    @nurturedgarden I think it's a pullet as well, not only by its appearance, but also because if it was a cockerel I would expect it to be crowing by now. So good news for you!

    I had an Orpington just like that once. It was the gentle giant of the flock and so friendly - was really upset when I lost her. We had an orange bantam called Eggs Benedict and the orange Orpington, who, because she looked exactly like the bantam, we called Eggs Benedict on Steroids.... which soon became just Steroids, which wasn't the greatest name for such a wonderful chicken :lol:.

    You'll soon see that Orpingtons lay quite small eggs considering the size they are.

    I absolutely adore your chicken set up, feel quite jealous!!
     
  5. GodofPecking

    GodofPecking Songster

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    You'll need to wait a few days to see if it crows.

    If there is enough (interesting) food and not much stress then after it settles in it can start laying eggs if it's a girl.

    You might play rooster crowing videos in the house and if it's a boy and can hear them he might answer them.
     
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  6. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Crowing

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    He looks like a cockerel to me. From what I can make out his saddle feathers are pointed rather than rounded. Can you get a close up of them? Also I do not think he/she is an Orpington, it has yellow legs so I think it’s a Plymouth Rock.
     
  7. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crossing the Road

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    I'm thinking it's a cockerel. I believe I see male saddle feathers coming in.
     
  8. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Crowing

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    I can't tell....
     
  9. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Crowing

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    Hmm, I'm thinking cockerel. (Young male)
     
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  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    First picture looks like a cockerel. Second and third pictures have me questioning that.
     

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