Is my Buff Orp a Rooster??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MikeW79, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. MikeW79

    MikeW79 New Egg

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    I got some chicks end of July and they are now about 5 months old. I can't tell if my buff orpington is a hen or rooster. I am leaning towards a rooster, which would be bad because we aren't allowed to have them in the city. 6 red stars, 2 australorp's and one buff orpington. I had an orpington previously but she died last Feb and just had to get a replacement, but I am concerned I got a roo instead.

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    Here they are as chicks

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    Rooster or Hen? As a baby chick
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    Maybe 2 months old here
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    The crown is not very big at all compared to the red stars which lay eggs early
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    3.5 Months old
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    Here he / she is taken this morning
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    tail feathers means rooster?? -- 5 months old now
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    In comparison here is "Buffy" my previous orpington hen who passed away last year, Feb 2014 :( the big difference that is concerning to me is the tail feathers and size of the crown.
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    Any thoughts would be really helpful. Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2015
  2. HanwellChickens

    HanwellChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like my Buff Orpington hen :)
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She's definitely a pullet.
     
  4. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet for sure [​IMG]

    And a lovely one a that.

    - Krista
     
  5. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those tail feathers indicate hen, male tail feathers are curved.
    Definitely a lovely hen! :)
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree. :eek:)
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your Buff Orpington is a pullet for sure.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cute little hen who should start laying in the next month or so.
     

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