My two Buff Orpingtons-same age and such a difference in their faces!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by farmerinKC, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. farmerinKC

    farmerinKC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Big Buffy is on the left and Sweetie is on the right-I think they are both girls-they are the same age but Big Buffy is so much redder in the face-bigger comb and wattles. They will be 15 weeks old in two days. I have read that Buff Orpingtons really vary in how fast they mature-but I'm starting to wonder if Big Buffy is a he? Any opinions?

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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It really looks like a boy to me. Can you get a full body shot?
     
  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Big Buffy is a roo, no doubt. You can see pointy hackle(neck) feathers. A full body shot would confirm.
     
  4. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Big buffy is now to be called big buff. [​IMG]
     
  5. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not at all an expert but my BO started to turn that red at 15-16 weeks. And she's definitely a hen.
    I agree a full body shot would be helpful.
     
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Looks like you have a beautiful rooster!
     
  7. Karen 2739

    Karen 2739 Out Of The Brooder

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    A rooster for sure! I just went through this. I was in denial. I decided to await a egg or a crow. The very next morning, that boy crowed![​IMG] I did find him a really great home and he is living happily ever after.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think buffy could be a hen. They have to start getting red sometime, and should start laying at 18-20 weeks. A profile body shot would help, to look for saddle feathers and thicker legs, plus the body color is richer on cockerals.
     
  9. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You for sure have 1 rooster and 1 pullet. I have two Buff Orpington roosters (15 weeks July 30th) that look just like yours. One started crowing a couple weeks ago, the other should start any day.
     
  10. CMTSMWC

    CMTSMWC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it's a rooster at all. My BO are the same age and one has a huge waddle and comb and the other has a very small one. And they are both hens because they are both laying! What is its behavior? I say they are both females. Some just take longer to develop.

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