Gender Stumped - RIR & Buff Orp - Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lilibet, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Lilibet

    Lilibet In the Brooder

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    My husband & I finally got chickens for the first time this spring after we moved to VT. We bought 8 from a woman in St. J when they were 8 weeks old. We told her we wanted hens for eggs. We raised them, named them and loved them & they grew big, and very big & bigger - until one of them crowed at about 13 weeks, and then another. After doing some research, I'm fairly confident we have at least 5 roosters, and 1 hen. I can't figure out the remaining 2 - our big, beautiful Buff Orpington and our tiny RI Red (at least that's what we think they are because that's what we were told, but the woman also told us she was "pretty sure" they were all hens). The Buffinator was actually the tiniest of the bunch at 8 weeks and now s/he's huge. S/he has a large comb, as big as the boys' but not as red. Penny is the smallest, has an itty bitty comb, but has some business going on with the back end that concerns me.

    Please let me know your opinion on these two who are both now about 14 weeks. I obviously would like more than 1 hen, but now nothing would surprise me. Thank you in advance for your insight.

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  2. Jenniedot777

    Jenniedot777 In the Brooder

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    The buff is a cockerel
     
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  3. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens

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    x2 buff is a cockerel, And i'm thinking your RIR is a new Hampshire pullet
     
  4. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    The buff Orp is a cockerel and the red bird is a pullet.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Out to pasture
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  6. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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    Buff Cockerel (and gorgeous :love) and i think the other is a hen
     
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  7. Hihamburger

    Hihamburger Songster

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    Agreed, the buff is a cockerel, but I think the RIR is a pullet
     
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  8. Lilibet

    Lilibet In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I was hoping for 2 more hens, but I'll take one. We'll keep one of the roosters. Now to find new homes for the other 5!
     
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