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Help sexing my Buff Orpington? Thinking my "hen" may be a roo...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cstratt2, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. Cstratt2

    Cstratt2 In the Brooder

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    About 4 months old, Buff Orpington, roo or hen?
     
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  2. Cel45

    Cel45 Songster

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    With that much comb at 4 momths I am going with cockerel.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] See the pointy hackle (neck), saddle (back), and shiny wing feathers - your conclusion is correct. He's a cockerel.
     
  4. Cstratt2

    Cstratt2 In the Brooder

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    Thank you so much! I am new to raising chickens, I have an Australorp roo as well who is 8 months old and I'm hoping they will get a long. they both are pretty gentle and and have been getting along fine so far
     
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  5. Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Definitely cockerel. Your two can probably get along well enough. The issue comes when there isn't enough hens. They will be over mated. standard recommendation is 10 to 1.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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