Is this turning out to be a hen or roo?

DogEars

Hatching
8 Years
Jun 17, 2011
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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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DogEars

Hatching
8 Years
Jun 17, 2011
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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.
 

Theo

In the Brooder
9 Years
Dec 1, 2010
45
3
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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??
 

DogEars

Hatching
8 Years
Jun 17, 2011
5
0
7
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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