Is my Orpington a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Aussie Chicken Guy, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Aussie Chicken Guy

    Aussie Chicken Guy In the Brooder

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    This beloved chicken of ours had some developmental issues early on. ‘She’ is now 6 or 6 and a half months old. Any advice if it’s a boy or a girl?

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  2. Looks like a cockerel (boy chicken) for sure to me
     
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  3. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Cockerel
     
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  4. chickendreams24

    chickendreams24 Crowing

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    Cockeral.

    You can clearly see the pointy saddle feathers in front of the tail and also the hackle feathers coming in.

    Must be a late bloomer. If he had some health or physical issues to overcome that could be the reason for his late blooming.
     
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  5. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Looks like a cockerel--like posted above there are saddle feathers.
     
  6. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Agree, due to saddle feathers.
     
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  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Cockerel
     
  8. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    Cockerel. Very late bloomer :lol:
     
  9. sawilliams

    sawilliams Songster

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    Yep sorry boy, i have a lavender Orpington that was a late bloomer as well. He had everyone confused right up until about 20-24 weeks
     

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