This One's Confusing Me...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Firearia, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Firearia

    Firearia Songster

    I have this one Buff Orpington that is confusing me. I think she's a pullet but I'm starting to doubt myself. "She's" three months old on September 4th. I really hope it's a hen because I can't afford to keep any more roosters, and I love this one's temperament.
    Her comb is paler in real life... Just a note.

    Last edited: Aug 29, 2010
  2. lovinlife

    lovinlife Songster

    Looks like a girl to me. But, what do I know. [​IMG]
  3. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I would say a hen. I would guess that she has the bigger comb and waddles because you have no rooster making a dominent type hen.
  4. Firearia

    Firearia Songster

    I have six roosters...[​IMG] I need to get rid of a bunch...

    Hmm... The thing is she always runs away from fights and does her own thing. Thanks for reassuring me so far though!
  5. DaisyKin

    DaisyKin Hatching

    May 8, 2010
    Summerville, SC
    We have 12 Buff Orps, too, 16 weeks old. This one looks like our roos did at 3 months. See the shiney feathers on the back below the neck and above the tail? That's the tell-tale sign of a roo. Our hens have absolutely no shiney feathers like that. [​IMG]

    Some of our roos were late bloomers, but now there is no question that they are roosters. Ugh.

    I guess we'll be eating chicken dinners soon. 8 roosters, 4 hens. [​IMG]
  6. Firearia

    Firearia Songster

    That's what I thought about the shinies too, however all my other roosters had developed saddle feathers and huge red combs back in July. Maybe we have the next cousin it...

    Oh, and enjoy your chicken dinner! They taste really good, but I can't eat my guys. [​IMG]

    Also, her comb has made no development since the start of august. Now the other hens combs are starting to grow like crazy.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2010
  7. ve

    ve Songster 9 Years

    Jan 27, 2009
    Palmetto GA
    It is a boy
  8. I think it is a boy.. Sorry [​IMG]
  9. BekahBear

    BekahBear Songster

    Jan 3, 2010
    I say roo. [​IMG]
    just look at the shiny "boy" feathers coming in
  10. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

    Dec 15, 2009
    Central NY
    Looks like a girl. I have mentioned this in many BO was very confusing to me...large red comb, thick legs, a bit larger than the other 2 BO's, assertive...she now lays 3-4 eggs a week! Sometimes we have a hen that "wants" to be a rooster! My BO's comb flops to the side and looks like a hair "flip". How could I have ever thought she was a roo?!? [​IMG]

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