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Hen or rooster ???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jessie1785, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. Jessie1785

    Jessie1785 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my orpington . She / heis4-5 months old not laying. The feathers are light and fluffy a lot different from my other orp. Who is around the same age and laying. Pls help! Is it a hen or a roo??[​IMG]
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    I'm thinking cockerel, but how much can you narrow the age down?
     
  3. chickmomma03

    chickmomma03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if she's 4-5mos and not crowing but not laying, she's probably a she but just not ready to lay yet. I don't know much about that particular breed, but I don't see anything that screams rooster to me
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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  5. Jessie1785

    Jessie1785 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought her around the 13 of aug. The person said she was around 4 months old then. So I would guess closer to 5 months now. The feathers on the neck and back don't seem to be pointed they are more round. She does act similar to my hen in the stance I just find her different with the feather as if she were younger but the comb is as if she were older? If that makes sense. Nothing has really changed since I bought. Her. Could she be a mix?idont know. He legs I find thicker thank my other hen though. My other chicken is so plump and pretty this one is different for an apparent orp.
     
  6. chickmomma03

    chickmomma03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My big chicks will be 5mos this Friday. Only 1 of mine is laying. My rooster (same age) has been crowing for months, he started at 2mos. I would give it time for laying. Not all start at the same time.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  8. Jessie1785

    Jessie1785 Out Of The Brooder

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    What do you look at to determine a hen. Or a rooster?
     
  9. donrae

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    If nothing has really changed in a month, meaning it had that much comb at 4 months, it's a cockerel. Orpingtons can be slower to mature, and I'd guess he's a touch younger than 5 months now.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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