Is my 7 weeks old Buff Orphington a hen or Roost?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fredylee, Aug 19, 2014.

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  1. fredylee

    fredylee New Egg

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    Guys,

    Can you help me figure out what the gender of my chick?

    Thanks.

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I'm thinking male.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    X2 male, that is a lot of comb
     
  4. swimmerchick

    swimmerchick Out Of The Brooder

    Its hard to say at that age. Is He/she clucking yet? You can tell by the cluck most times. If it is deep or lower its probably a male, and if its light and feathery it is quiet possibly a female. By the looks of it, I would say a male though. Don't trust us people on the internet though! We could all be completely wrong! If your looking to get rid of Him/Her wait until you are sure because it could be a hen!
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    That is a whole lot of pink comb and wattle at 7 weeks - so I'm leaning rooster, but would be interested in seeing this one again a few more weeks.
     
  6. fredylee

    fredylee New Egg

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    Wow, My kids will be quite devastated if it were a rooster. We had her since she was born. They have become quite attached to the chick.
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me, with that slow feathering and large/red comb.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, but that's a cockerel.
     
  9. fredylee

    fredylee New Egg

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    my son just took some more pics. Here it goes. Still Roo? or pullet?
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  10. Basskids08

    Basskids08 Chick Logging

    That is a cockerel!
     

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