20 weeks, and I still can't tell...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hypnotist_Collectr, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Hypnotist_Collectr

    Hypnotist_Collectr In the Brooder

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    We have been having 112 degree heat, so I am not expecting eggs until it cools down a bit.... but, none are crowing, either... and they are growing at different rates, so I am sooo confused. There are a couple that Bwak really loudly when they first get let out... but, other than that, they aren't crowing at all...

    Here are the Golden Buffs:

    Angel ~ She's getting super red, and her body looks like the ones who are supposed to be hens, but within the last 2 weeks, her waddles are getting sooo big, and so is her comb! So, now I am worried!
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    Here she is with Clementine, the other Golden Buff... they are developing so differently!
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    Here's more of homely little Clementine:
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    She's my favorite, but she is the one I am most concerned with, seeing her tail curve down, and noticing the difference between "spurs" on the feet... But, she is the underdog... very gentle, and follows me around like a puppy. Let's you pick her up like a baby. So sweet... She is a lot skinnier than Angel...
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    Then, we have Black Beauty. She's skinnier than our other Austrolorpe, so that concerns me... that, and the long tail. She also tends to squawk a lot... (She's my 2nd favorite... so, I am hoping that I am not keen on the boys, haha.)

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    Here's Large Marge, the other Austrolorpe. She's shy, and quiet.
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    Mrs. Lovette... pretty sure this is a girl? She is LOUD and obnoxious... "talks" a lot, but a sweetie:
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  2. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Songster

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    I don't see any boys. Angel should be laying an egg for you any day now.
     
  3. joedie

    joedie Songster

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    They all look like girls to me! [​IMG]
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Songster

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    I agree.. should be getting eggs from Angel any day now! All girls!
     
  5. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

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    All pretty girls. [​IMG]
     
  6. Rodeoclown1189

    Rodeoclown1189 Songster

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    all look like girls too me as well... remember some hens in their early age they can have some long curved tail feathers... i know my buff Orpington pullets did then they molted and are more hen like now
     
  7. nelli21

    nelli21 In the Brooder

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    Quote:Yes, they are all pretty girls!

    Nelli
     
  8. AckChicks

    AckChicks In the Brooder

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    They are really pretty!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Yes, all girls. I have two hatchery Buff Orps and one breeder quality Buff Orp. The breeder girl has a tiny comb, almost doesn't look mature. The hatchery stock both have larger combs like your girl.
     
  10. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Crowing

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    I see all pullets and ms lovette a beautiful New Hampsire, yes the sqawking and singing is a happy, high vigorus thing pretty girls.
     

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