Is this turning out to be a hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DogEars, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. DogEars

    DogEars New Egg

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    It's our first time with chickens and this one is starting to show some differences between the other Orpingtons. She/he has more red underneath the throat than the other two and a bigger comb, at least at this point. They are about 5.5 months old now.

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  2. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she's just getting ready to lay. Still looks like a pullet to me.
     
  3. DogEars

    DogEars New Egg

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    Ok, thanks.

    Really cloudy on the maturation process. I have heard some squawking in the mornings the last 3-4 days.
     
  4. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    I raise BOs and thats a pullet about to start laying. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Jury is still out for me.... I'd like a side view.
     
  6. Theo

    Theo Out Of The Brooder

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    K, now I am confused. I hatched 10 orpingtons in assorted colorways around May 1. I have 5 that look like this:

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    I have been referring to these as "Pullets"

    And I have 5 that look like this:

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    I have been calling these "cockerals" -and- I have been plotting against them for the last couple of weeks (time to pop them in the freezer). Have I got it wrong somehow??
     
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks a bit Roo-ish. Are those saddle feathers? Are those tail feathers sagging? How bout those giant legs? Hmmmm. And that last pic looks Roo to me.
     
  8. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From the limited view, the comb/wattles scream Cockerel to me.
     
  9. DogEars

    DogEars New Egg

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    Thanks for the replies so far, looks like it is about 50/50.

    Here are a couple more photos, not the greatest quality as I didn't take much care in snapping them, but I can get more close-up shots tomorrow if it would help you identify.

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  10. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmm, based on the last pic....I now vote Hen...lol (the next to last pic...is that her as a younger girl or another chicken altogether?)
     

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