Is this Buff Orpington a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kulachicks, May 23, 2017.

  1. kulachicks

    kulachicks Just Hatched

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    IMG_0028.JPG My Buff O is just about 8 weeks old. I ordered all girls but this one looks different from the other one I have. Any chance this one is a rooster?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    Definitely a little rooster
     
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  3. RoostersAreAwesome

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    It looks like a cockerel, but could you post a pic of one of your pullets to compare?
     
  4. kulachicks

    kulachicks Just Hatched

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    I was afraid she was a rooster. He is larger than the other Buff and he acts differently. This is our first go with chickens. We have 9. All the same age. I didn't want a rooster but....what are the benefits of having one?
     
  5. kulachicks

    kulachicks Just Hatched

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    Yes, I will post one of the pullet.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    Good rooster are a benefit in that they look after the hens, find food, watch for predators and round the girls up at dusk. Bad roosters just mate and feed themselves. Everyone is different, so you will have to see how it goes. My buff Orpington roosters are both good roosters, with one being a bit better than the other.
     
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  7. kulachicks

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  8. RoostersAreAwesome

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    Yup, he's a roo
     
  9. kulachicks

    kulachicks Just Hatched

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    Thank you. Appreciate your help. I don't want to give him away. These chickens are so fun to have.
     
  10. kulachicks

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    Thank you. I hope he is a good one. The other girls want to be in my lap and on my shoulders but not this one. He is friendly but from a distance. Appreciate your response.
     
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