Hens or roos? (With close up pics) Buff orpington

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Phionex Boy, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chirping

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    His/her spurs are bigger than all of them But no crowing yet... Hen or roo?
     
  2. Phionex Boy

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    19 weeks BTW
     
  3. YgritteChick

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    Hmmmm I'll be interested to hear what everyone will have to say. I only have one Orpington, so I am not at all qualified to help you, unfortunately. But, my Orpington cockerel is 10 weeks old and already has bigger wattles than the one in your picture and has a huge crow that he loves to belt out...all the time! Not all my cockerels are crowing yet though, so I don't think that all birds crow at exactly the same time. I would guess that since yours is 19 weeks old already that you should have either a crow or an egg really soon to let you know whether you have a boy or girl!
     
  4. deathfromabove

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    That comb is to small for a rooster. I have 2 of them one of them has a comb just like that and I'm getting eggs almost every day from.
     
  5. Phionex Boy

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    please check out my Barred rock one too [​IMG]
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Same bird from the other thread? Still a pullet
     
  7. Catmoose1347

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    Neither. She's a pullet! (Under one year old.)
    Cockerels usually start crowing by 16 weeks and have very large dark red combs/waddles by then. The girls start laying about when their comb and waddles darken. You can expect an egg any day! :celebrate
     
  8. Phionex Boy

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    BUT THAT one compared to this one is way bigger
     
  9. mortie

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    Yes, but it's not a cockerel.
     
  10. Catmoose1347

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    Every chicken is different, but males would be much bigger.

    This is my cockerel. He's 19 weeks too:

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    Trust me, both those birds are girls. :)
     

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