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She turning into a he???? Oh no!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mommas chickens, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. mommas chickens

    mommas chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 3 buff orpingtons the first weekend in March thought I had 2 pullets 1 roo, He started crowing and I culled him out a few weeks ago now one of my pullets is really starting to look roo-ish or is it just me and she(or he) has started doing the neck stretching and open mouth thing my other guy did is it possible hes a late bloomer or is it normal for hens to have combs this big and red my other girls got a small pink comb...please help cause if its a he it needs to go ASAP. Thanks!!
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  2. EweSheep

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    Yes it is a roo. but the second picture threw me off a bit. Can you take a full body picture?
     
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  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know how old they are, and if they are all the same age?
     
  4. mommas chickens

    mommas chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes let me chase him/her down there running around in the yard tonight
     
  5. mommas chickens

    mommas chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    better side profile I hope

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    mommas chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were all a week old when I purchased them they came from the same batch the first batch the feed store got during the spring.
     
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    Oh and they are all about 20weeks old right now
     
  8. EweSheep

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    Cockeral!
     
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    Is it normal for some roos to develop so late and others so early?
     
  10. EweSheep

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    Yes, Orpingtons are notorious in hiding their sex until they are around four to six months of age. The comb usually a dead giveaway. Also, I see some spur buds on his legs as well.
     

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