2 week old Buff Orps chicks pullet or roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tmfineg, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 chicks. I am pretty sure I have 2 of each, I just don't know which is which.
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  2. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think this is a roo
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  3. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you get better pics of their combs? It's kind of hard to tell from those pics.
     
  4. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe this pic is a little too close....[​IMG]
     
  6. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is pretty early to guess, update the pics in a couple weeks and it will be a lot easier to tell.
     
  7. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is just a guess, but it seems the ones that get their tail feathers early tend to be female. In your case the one you *think* is a roo has much more developed wing feathers and has sprouted a tail - when compared to the chick in the next pic, which has no tail feathers and even, short wing feathers, I'd say #2 is your roo and #1 is a pullet.

    Then again, buff orps are darn near impossible to sex until they crow or lay, in my opinion. It's really hard to tell when all the feathers are the same color!!!
     
  8. barbgoesgreen

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    If this has a developing comb and it is different or more pronounced than the others it could be a roo...but I agree it is really early to tell
     

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