Is my buff Orpington a hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Clucksville, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Clucksville

    Clucksville New Egg

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    Can anyone help please?
    I have two buff orpington hens, we got these at approx 12 weeks old in September 2016. One of them has recently started behaving a bit like a rooseter, mounting other hens and calling hens over for food, however she doesn't crow.
    I would like someone to be able to tell me if they look male or female please. The one acting like a rooster is the one in the front of the pic.
     
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  2. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a rooster. How old are they now? The second one also looks like it may be a cockerel
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Both are male.
     
  4. Clucksville

    Clucksville New Egg

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    Thank you. They are now about 9 months old. They are very similar in looks and size. Any idea why they would not be crowing?
     
  5. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Orp roo didn't crow till he was six months old and separated from the hens that were higher than him in the pecking order, so if there is another rooster or hen higher than your cockerels, that may be the problem. Nothing to worry about though. They look fantastic!
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Both of those are male.
     
  7. Clucksville

    Clucksville New Egg

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    Thank you all for your help. I hope they don't start crowing as my neighbours will not be pleased!!
     
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  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Gorgeous birds you have!
     
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Clucksville [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread:https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Two beautiful boys. Maybe they are busy breeding hens and too tired to crow. Wouldn't that be great [​IMG]
     

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