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10 week old buff orps

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PunkinPeep, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm SO sorry i don't have pics, but please read anyway. [​IMG]

    I went out to see my chickens, and two of my 10 week old buff orpington "pullets" suddenly are very red - their wattles are so red that i initially thought they were bleeding - i mean.......shockingly red. [​IMG]

    I've raised buff orps before, and none of them were ever that red. Even when they were laying they were never THIS red.

    And until they were getting cackling age, i never saw anything but a nice brilliant bright pink from the darkest ones.

    Is it even possible for a pullet to be this red this early??????

    Think i have some boys?
     
  2. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I am deffinently no expert but I would think that they are boys. Mine didnt get red wattles until they were about to lay at 6-8 months but the boys were red after the first few months.

    Im always getting roosters when they are supposed to be pullets. I ordered 25 pullets from Welp last spring and got 27 and 7 were boys.
     
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Honestly, i'm kind of hoping that at least one of them is. We want to have a buff rooster, but pullets were what was available at the time. They're just so friendly and sweet. [​IMG]
     
  4. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think you got Roos! My girls were much later than any of the other breeds I rised last year to get red combs.. They barely grew combs or wattles.
     
  5. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] ROOSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I sure hope so!!!!
     

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