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Is my Buff Orpington a male?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jujula, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Jujula

    Jujula New Egg

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    I'm heartbroken if it is... I heard crowing this morning and my girls are 15-16 weeks. I have a mixed flock so I have nothing to compare to. I've raised chickens before and even had a Buff Orpington. I can't tell the difference! This is crazy! We are super attached and if this is a male, he is absolutely the sweetest one in the world. Please help!
     

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  2. microchick

    microchick Overrun With Chickens

    I think you have yourself a boy there and a handsome one too!
     
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  3. Jujula

    Jujula New Egg

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    uh oh...now what?
     
  4. Jujula

    Jujula New Egg

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    How can you tell?
     
  5. djunafarms

    djunafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those wattles are pretty impressive. And the hackle feathers are pointy, but I know buff orpingtons can have pointier hackle feathers even if they are pullets. Do you have any photos of the tail, and the overall body shape? Do you know it was this one that crowed?
     
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  6. Jujula

    Jujula New Egg

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    She was the one that crowed. Several terrible attempts...It's super difficult to take a photo of moving creatures...
     

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  7. kelleowen

    kelleowen Out Of The Brooder

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    My Coop
     
  8. kelleowen

    kelleowen Out Of The Brooder

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    Everything about this chicken says rooster. I have one about be 12 weeks old I kept telling the lady I got him from. She said hen. So he crowed the other day.
     
  9. djunafarms

    djunafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, that's a rooster. I'm sorry.
     
  10. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definite male with all the shiny feathering.
     
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