yet another "what is this" post

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by comp-time, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. comp-time

    comp-time In the Brooder

    May 25, 2008
    western indiana
    OK,this is a flock of 25 Buff orpingtons in west central Indiana that were purchased at the local feed store as day-old chicks. They are 20 weeks this week. They were supposed to be all pullets but one of them seams to be far ahead of the others developmentally. I am not sure if the one is a he or a she. so far there have been no eggs and no rooster crowing. I am new to chickens and just go by what advice I have been told by other chicken owners around here. I have managed well so far. I guess what I am asking is is it a she, why is this one so far ahead of the others, and what do you guys think of them?
    Thanks for the help!

    this is the one in question

    and a few of the others
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2008
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    They are all very lovely chickens! I love Orpingtons! They are so fluffy! I do believe that you have yourself a cockerel there. [​IMG]
  3. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    it does look very roosterie , are u shure they are 20 weeks?? they look a bit younger, but i do have one hen that has a much bigger comb than some of the other girls..
  4. I think this is a self answered question...LOL
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    That's a roo. [​IMG]
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    You have very pretty BO's. And that cockeral will help you mke many more lovely BO's if you are inclined. [​IMG]
  7. comp-time

    comp-time In the Brooder

    May 25, 2008
    western indiana
    Quote:the one in the foreground in the picture is actually the runt of the flock.
    they were picked up from the local feed store in april, the day before my daughter's birthday. they will be 20 wks in a few days. so if it is a roo, when should I expect him to start crowing and doing other rooster like things. His temperament is equal to all of the others so far. they have been handled daily since we got them. If it is a roo, is there any special accommodations or requirements needed to keep him happy and healthy?
  8. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    seems roo ish to me but might be a funny hen I don't know but the birds all look great !
  9. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Songster

    May 30, 2008
    pulaski wisconsin
    you really dont need to do anything extra just enjoy him and when the time comes that one fo your hens goes broody you can now just put some of your own eggs under her and get more buff orpingtons

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