Is he a Roo? (Orpington)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JayDe, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. JayDe

    JayDe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought two buffs from a backyard breeder and I'm pretty sure now that one is a roo. His comb and wattles are larger than the other, he has less feathers (fuzzy back while his sister is feathered). I just wanted a confirmation. The crazy thing is that he LOVES attention and is gentle, but the sister is aggressive towards him and the other chicks (silkies). What do you all think? Oh-they were hatched about October 8th which would make them about 5 weeks old.

    The one we think is a roo:

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    his sister:

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    Thanks!
     
  2. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
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    Looks like a boy to me.
     
  3. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
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    looks like one, but I'm not that seasoned a breeder [​IMG]
     
  4. JayDe

    JayDe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought, but the personalities seem to be messed up. The female seems to jump at everyone with her feet, wings flapping. The one we think is a male is very friendly. Is that typical for Orpingtons? Thanks!
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I've had that happen with many breeds of roos. They always seem more curious, and give you that cute tilted-head look, like "Whatcha doin?" That's a good thing! If he stays that way, you don't have to worry about having a nasty agressive roo on your hands.
     
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
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    Roo.
     
  7. natkev

    natkev Out Of The Brooder

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    looks like a rooster
     
  8. FluffyColor

    FluffyColor Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Queens, NY
    Sorry to burst you bubble,but..................ROO.
     
  9. JayDe

    JayDe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, he's most definitely a roo. I just wanted confirmation since this is the first time I've had one-my 16 week old EEs are definitely hens. Over the last week his comb and wattles have grown a lot and have reddened as well. He still has the better personality than his sister. What are Buff Orpington Roos like when they are grown?

    I think one of our silkies may be a roo due to its behavior, but its the youngest, so it might just be a bold chick. I guess I have a long time to figure that one out [​IMG] Our plan was to keep a silkie roo if we end up with one, but we probably can't keep the Orpington roo if we do, right? with only a total of 8 chickens?
     
  10. pedro24

    pedro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe a hen
     

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