I think this is a Buff Plymouth Rock we think its a hen or is it?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ALBUNDY38, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. ALBUNDY38

    ALBUNDY38 New Egg

    Aug 12, 2013
    We received this chicken from a lady who was renting a duplex
    she found out her tenant had this chicken that was not allowed
    in the home. They moved and left the chicken. It was given to us,
    we don't know how old it is, however it has grown to this size since
    we received her in the middle of August 2013, she was about 1/2 that size.
    we had 2 full grown hens ( golden sex links) that were already laying eggs.
    The sex links had picked on her and of course one of the sex links is the Boss
    of all the rest. The boss is now a lot smaller. But basically still the boss.
    As of this date Nov.21,2013 The chicken in question has never crowed, however
    around 8:30 am we were late in feeding and checking on them.
    They were all hungry and making the usual chicken sounds waiting
    for us, except the one we think is the Plymouth rock hen, it kind of made a half
    crow, a couple of times but not quite sure it then quit as it was fed.
    We thought we had all hens, could we be wrong? and are we correct in what breed
    she is?
    Thank You So Much for any help! :)
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    You have a rooster, he has rooster saddle and tail feathers, big comb and wattles etc... and with the white/pink legs would vote he is a Buff Orpington.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    That is a buff Orpington rooster. Orpingtons are slower to mature, and usually pretty gentle overall, so that's why he's not expressing his manliness yet. But he will crow!
  4. DallasCriftins

    DallasCriftins Chillin' With My Peeps

    A Roo maybe but an Orp I do not think so.
    These are Orpington Roos and not even 6 months old yet.


  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Yeah, welcome to the world of US hatchery stock [​IMG] This guy is what most of us get for Orpingtons around here.

    edit--when I first saw UK orpingtons, I thought they were mixed with cochins!
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2013
  6. DallasCriftins

    DallasCriftins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Really Gosh :(
    Well ours are all big fluffy things :)


    Even this Orp Wyandotte X


    And here is one of the Boys in the distance with one of my sheep

  7. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    SE Michigan
    Yup, that's a hatchery Buff Orp roo, have one just like him at home.

    Show quality Orps are SO BEAUTIFUL though!
  8. Brandi Leigh

    Brandi Leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

  9. 100% Rooster, no doubt about it!
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Buff Orpington rooster for sure.

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