Seven month old Lemon Orpington started to crow this morning. Is it really a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by daisycake44, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. daisycake44

    daisycake44 New Egg

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    Sure I've watched this chicken become HUGE but was always convinced she was a hen. This morning she tried to crow. It was weak but she tried over and over and over and seems to really want to get it down. I started to really look at her and now I'm thinking, is she really a he? Input please!
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a rooster. A hen wouldn't have those large wattles and comb, pointy hackle feathers, and darker coloring on the wings/neck. He's very pretty!
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Absolutely a rooster, for all the reasons listed above.
     
  4. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    X3. And just wondering....I see the 'no boys allowed' sign, is he allowed back in the coop?
     
  5. aliciasimon

    aliciasimon Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL! Nice catch :)
     
  6. daisycake44

    daisycake44 New Egg

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    LOL. Thanks for the help guys. I was in denial! Looks like "Ballerina" will be packing his bags. There's just no room in our "Girls Only" Bachelorette pad :)
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's a shame that he has to go. He is a beauty.
     
  8. jenifern

    jenifern Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh but think of the beautiful babies they could make [​IMG] he's a beauty.
     
  9. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why no room if you've had him for this long? If he's allowed where you live I say keep him. If there really is no room, I would make him a bachelor pad especially if he's a good boy. It seems he's a good chicken since he looks that way and is barely starting to crow.
     
  10. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x 4 LOL [​IMG] What type of Orpington is he? A penciled or cuckoo or?? He sure is a nice-looking roo.
     

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