Think I might have a rooster or 2??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Saraley, May 22, 2017.

  1. Saraley

    Saraley Just Hatched

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    We are brand new to chickens and got these from a local lady who wasn't even sure which breed they were but siad they were all pullets. After some research of my own I figured out that we had 4 buff orpingtons and what we think is a Rhode Island Red ( just bc that is what our local feed store carries for red chickens). I believe they were around 8 weeks when we got them (could be more or less bc I don't think the lady knew much about them) IMG_20170522_142848604.jpg IMG_20170522_142813999.jpg IMG_20170522_143217020.jpg IMG_20170522_142922113.jpg IMG_20170522_142841577.jpg IMG_20170522_142901482.jpg and we have had them around 8 weeks. 2 of the orpingtons look much different from the other two and I am starting to wonder if we have a rooster or two or if they are just more developed than the others? Sorry the picture are in the pen - we have had problems with the cats going after them when we let them out :(
     
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  2. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    You have 1 rooster!
     
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  3. OrpingtonFairy

    OrpingtonFairy Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't see any roosters. Those 2 are just more developed. Those two should be popping out eggs with the color that they have on their combs. I have an Orpington.
     
  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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  5. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Maine. Yah, Anotha Mainah!
    I do too!

     
  6. biophiliac

    biophiliac Chillin' with the Peeps Premium Member

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    It's hard to see thru the hardware cloth, but if you enlarge the lower left pic...does anybody else see sickle feathers??
     
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  7. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes I do! ;) I had a buff rooster that looked like that as a baby.
    Even the way he stands in the last photo, give it away.
     
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  8. biophiliac

    biophiliac Chillin' with the Peeps Premium Member

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    Yeah,Me too, Ruth became Ruthless at 14 weeks!:lau
    (There he is in the far left of my avatar)
     
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  9. The Angry Hen

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    lol!
     
  10. biophiliac

    biophiliac Chillin' with the Peeps Premium Member

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    So @Saraley , my final guess is 2 pullets and 2 beautiful cockerels:D
     
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