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Male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by longworks83, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. longworks83

    longworks83 New Egg

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    Chicken Little is a 20 week old buff Orpington.. Thoughts?
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  2. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a pro but I'm thinking rooster, my 23 week old hens don't have any red combs yet and feathers and body shape are looking like roosters
     
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  3. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    I'm thinking its a cockerel. Our one year old BO hens don't even have that much red or nearly that large of a comb. I'm also seeing some curvy tail feathers....Keep us updated though! :)
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    I have trouble sexing Orpingtons, but I'm guessing cockerel. The body shape and plumage doesn't look like that of a hen.
     
  5. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    agree does not look anything like a female body for a buff orpington
     
  6. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    I think cockerel too. My 16 week old girls body shapes are a lot more rounded and feathered out. But Orpingtons can be tricky so don't do anything drastic just in case.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Cockerel. Male saddle feathers on the back.
     
  8. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are my 23 week old hens

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    Yours looks nothing like my hens so I'm pretty sure it's a cockerel by the body and appearance
     
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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cockerel. The profile shot shows saddle feathers, and the leggy, unfiniished look of a young male.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel
     

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