How old do you think my new rooster is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by eksterhuis, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. eksterhuis

    eksterhuis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a splash Orpington... I've not heard him crow yet... He is a bit afraid of the ladies still! They seem to be beating up on him a bit!!!
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  2. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He still looks like a baby. 2-3 months maybe. Its hard to judge his size from a picture. If he isn't crowing yet he's probably under 6 months. From this pic i am confident he is under 5 months.
     
  3. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. He's 4 months old at the most, likely much younger.
     
  4. eksterhuis

    eksterhuis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So he has a bit of growing up to do before he can be put to 'stud duties'! He is being picked on by my 3 month bantams so I was guessing he was young... They are half his size, but then they try and boss the big old hens about! He certainly doesn't have a clue he is a man, but then our last Orpington was such a gentleman too...
     
  5. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i know from experience that roosters literally change over night. One day I'm picking up my rooster and he's the nicest guy in the world. The next day he's chasing me, trying to attack me, crowing, and acting like a stud lol.
     
  6. NixNoodleNumbat

    NixNoodleNumbat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think between 15 and 25 weeks.
     
  7. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a young black Orp roo. He is over 5 months old now, close to 6, and just last week finally started giving the other cockerels a hard time for trying to pick on him. He's just always been so sweet and laid back. He's never crowed yet, at least I haven't seen him do it (I'm a bit over run with cockerels right now, I have 11 I think.) He's twice the size of the others, so I knew he wouldn't be taking their crap for too long! ;) He's a sweetie, though. He's the only one that made it out of a batch of shipped bbs Orp eggs, and I thought he'd be a cull since we have no hens to breed, but I like him so much, I think he's going to be a keeper. :) Yours looks very young to me, I would guess about 3-4 months old based on what my Orp looks/looked like, but like I said, I only have the one, so I'm not terribly experienced with the breed. Mine was definitely a late bloomer, though, so don't expect much from him any time soon. He has a LOT of growing and filling out to do before he puts some energy into being a roo.
     

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