Hen or Roo???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ShellBelle, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. ShellBelle

    ShellBelle Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 Buff Orpingtons... They are the same age but this one has a much larger comb... Otherwise their body shapes are the same. Is she a "she"??? I sure hope so.

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    how old
     
  3. skyblu

    skyblu Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd be inclined to keep an eye on the feathers rather than the comb to be honest - I have just reared 2 BO pullets and they were so different to each other. One had a large comb and the other had a tiny comb but had a very red face generally from about 10 weeks - they also grew and feathered up in totally different ways, so it was impossible to tell the gender until about 17 weeks and no saddle or hackle feathers appeared - just nice fluffy rounded girly butts! What age are yours? From the pics, yours looks to have no more indication of being a cockerel than my girls did at that stage
     
  4. I do not see any reason she/he would not be a hen can I see a pic of one of her brothers or sisters
     
  5. ShellBelle

    ShellBelle Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they are around 11weeks old.
     
  6. ShellBelle

    ShellBelle Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the sister :)
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    at 11 weeks i lean more towards a cockerel...now repost when they get about 20 weeks they may have started crowing by then as well
     
  8. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With combs and wattles that red at 11 weeks, I'm going to go with roos too. But BOs can be tricky!
     

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