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Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mourgana, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Mourgana

    Mourgana Chirping

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    A couple of my hens have started laying last week, I have 6 18 week Buff orpingtons.

    None of them have started crowing (yet) but I'm wondering if this particular bird is a rooster or a hen.

    When do they usually start to crow?

    I'm within the city limits and not allowed to have roosters unfortunately.

    Thanks to anyone who may know!! 20190714_184309.jpg 20190714_184309.jpg 20190714_184309.jpg
     

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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    You have a pullet.

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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    That's a pullet
     
  4. Mourgana

    Mourgana Chirping

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    That's what I was looking for and thought her feathers were kind of pointy. None of the other girls look like this chicken. Her feathers are kind of raggedy and slimmer looking then the rest.

    Thanks for the info!
     
  5. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    They're not shiny, though. That's important.

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  6. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Crossing the Road

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    Agreed, pullet
     
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  7. Mimi’s 13

    Mimi’s 13 fuhgettaboutit

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    Pretty pullet. And to answer your question about when crowing begins, you will usually hear some really strange sounds coming from a little cockerel as early as 5-7 weeks. Their sounds can be quite comical at times. Full on crowing is evident by 12 weeks. This has been what I have observed with the cockerels I have had.
     
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  8. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    Can you try to get more pictures, maybe with her standing? I have a buff Orpington that looked very similar to her, and she ended up being a cockerel :oops:
     
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  9. Muncy89

    Muncy89 In the Brooder

    I'm thinking the picture isn't the best to judge from maybe the bird is balancing itself when the pic was taken and has its tail downward. I'm 100% newbie but maybe a picture on steady ground would show more.
     
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  10. Mourgana

    Mourgana Chirping

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    I can do that tommorow for sure!!
     
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