Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MommaHen2015, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. MommaHen2015

    MommaHen2015 In the Brooder

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    I have a 5 week old Buff Orpington that I believe might be a cockrel. It has some delayed feathering compared to the other one I have of the same age/breed. I’m a first time chicken owner so everything is still so new to me. But I’m pretty positive this babe is a cockrel. The first photo is who I believe is the hen, the second and third is my mystery chicken.
     

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  2. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

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    Can you get a better pic of your 1st one? I believe it’s a cockerel at 5 weeks. The mystery chicken is a cockerel for sure.
     
  3. 4 ever Orpington

    4 ever Orpington Mr.& Mrs Orpington

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    Handsome young man :)
     
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Hi, welcome to BYC! :frow

    Yep that second one looks like a cockerel...

    But at 5 weeks... thinking that first one has some pretty pink waddles as well, even though not as obvious as #2. :confused:
     
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  5. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    3 cockerels.
     
  6. MommaHen2015

    MommaHen2015 In the Brooder

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    The first one doesn’t look as pink in regular lighting, but still semi pink.
     

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  7. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    I wouldn't discard the one in the first pic chances are it still might be a pullet but the second pic is no doubt a roo.
     
  8. MommaHen2015

    MommaHen2015 In the Brooder

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    I ordered 15, knowing there would be at least 1 that would be sexed incorrectly. I’m sure there is another one(or2) hidden in the flock somewhere.
     

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