Rooster or Hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rachmaninoff, May 22, 2017.

  1. rachmaninoff

    rachmaninoff Just Hatched

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    Hey,
    We recently got three chickens from a local organization at about 8 weeks old. They were supposed to be three Buff Orpington hens. One of them has been growing faster than the other two, and has a more prominent and red comb and wattle. We are thinking that it might be a rooster, but aren't certain...I'm not sure how to go about telling one way or another. We aren't allowed to have roosters in the city so we will likely have to give it away if it is. Can someone identify by the pictures below?
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    The one in question is in the front left, other two have same birthday:
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    Thanks!
     
  2. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    The two look like red sex-links you have 1 buff though!
    It's a hard one... Ow, I think the body of a hen but... The comb of a rooster.

    I hope this helps!
    -The Angry Hen
     
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  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Look like hens to me, but not BO, I agree with above, 1 BO, and 2 ? Red production birds, should lay well for you.
     
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  4. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    She looks like a female to me also, but probably red sex linked.
     
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  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    If it is under 4-5 months you have one cockerel. Also they are not Red sex-links, red sex-links are red and white yours looks more Buff colored. Could you get some more pictures?
     
  6. rachmaninoff

    rachmaninoff Just Hatched

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    Yes I believe they are under 5 months old. I'll post some more pictures tonight. I suppose the best way to know is if it starts crowing and doesn't start laying in a few months.
     
  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I believe the one in ? is a female. Close to POL.
     

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