Rooster or Hen??

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

  1. Belzarvie

    Belzarvie Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have a 23 week Buff Orpington that I'm fairly sure is a rooster, however he has not started crowing or showing any interest in the girls? So I was hoping for a second opinion (and crossing my fingers that he's a she as we cant keep roosters in our area)
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    These are the most recent pictures I have of him but if needed I can go get more! Thank you so very much for helping!!
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a male, no doubt about it. He's going to be a nice one, to bad you can't keep roosters.
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, that's a boy alright. Orpingtons can be slower to mature, but if you can't keep males I'd start looking for a home for him now. Crowing could come literally any day now.
     
  4. Belzarvie

    Belzarvie Out Of The Brooder

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    Darnit [​IMG]he's such a sweetie pie too! How could you tell for sure? Was it the saddle feathers?
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, saddle feathers don't lie
     
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  6. Belzarvie

    Belzarvie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcome and help. I'm gonna miss him he's super sweet :(
     
  7. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    cockerel those saddle feathers are pointy [​IMG] sorry that he's a he!
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, only males get saddle feathers. Plus, look at him compared to your hens. He's bigger, leggier, overall more masculine looking.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    sorry but, it's a boy and one day he will realize it
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Rooster.
     

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