Thinking I have a rooster, don't know for sure...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by kimbymarie, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. kimbymarie

    kimbymarie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I don't have a picture at this time. I have 6 buff orpingtons. 5 of the chickens have very light small combs, and really not much of a waddle on the side of their faces. 1 of them has a much larger comb and it is very red and has waddles that are starting to hang on side of face. I have not heard any crowing though. Could a hen look like this? I will try to get a picture within the next day and post. Thanks.
     
  2. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    im thinking its a rooster. Sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    If it has thicker legs, less feathering and growing faster than others with the red comb your 99% sure cockerel. Some birds mature faster and some hens can sport large combs. A picture is worth a thousand words and what age are they?
     

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