I am raising my first flock of chickens. Thought i was good and that all my chics i got in the spring were hens. THEN, this weekend i went to my moms and noticed that her (what we were told are) white orpingtons didnt look the same as mine. They are from the same..hatch. We got them on Mothers day at a week old. As soon as i saw hers it occurred to me that my Snow might be a roo. In fact im pretty positive but thought i would share and confirm with you folks. This is our Snow (going to have to find a new name im sure) This is my Mom's Gladys Snow is a roo isnt s(he) ? Im ok with that. She hasn't tried to crow or anything yet. Poor thing i have been trying to convince her to lay eggs too. which is why she looks at me like im crazy! Also, Do these look like white Orpingtons?? We were originally told Buffs but they turned white! The were a week old when we got them on Mothers Day 2014. Do they protect their flock like i have read? what are the benefits of having a Rooster around ( besides attachment to the poor thing since we raised him) Thanks everyone for your help!