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Of the three Buff Orpingtons in our flock, two of them look like this:

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But here’s the third one:

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They are 19 weeks old and supposed to be all hens. No eggs yet so I can’t tell from that. The rooster-y one is the same size as the other “hens,” doesn’t seem particularly dominant, and we haven’t heard any crowing. Its legs are no bigger than the others’ and the neck feathers are just as round-tipped as the others’.  No sign of spurs. Just an early developer?

Well, what do you think? I know time will tell.  That comb seems to be getting bigger and bigger! Any chicken veterans want to weigh in on this?



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