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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Phionex Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    19 weeks BTW
     
  3. YgritteChick

    YgritteChick Out Of The Brooder

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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

    deathfromabove Out Of The Brooder

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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

    Phionex Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    Catmoose1347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    Phionex Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Catmoose1347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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