5 Week Old Buff Orps

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FunOnABun, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. FunOnABun

    FunOnABun Out Of The Brooder

    Hi all, I know BOs are harder to sex until they mature as they are a large breed, but I'm hoping you all can let me know what you think about my two 5 week old chicks, Dottie and Kit. They will be 6 weeks old on 6/22/16. First picture is Dottie and the one I'm slightly concerned about as she has a larger comb (albeit still flesh toned at this point) and a shorter tail than her sister:
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    Second picture is Kit and I'm fairly certain she's a pullet:
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    If you'd like more pictures (different angles/physical features/lighting), let me know, thanks!
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Neither one is looking at a cockerel at this point. They can be tricky as sometimes the cockerels don't announce quite so young.

    Love the names! " This is our daughter, Dottie. And this is our other daughter, Dottie's sister" [​IMG]. Great movie.
     
  3. FunOnABun

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    Thank you! I love the movie too (obviously). :)
     
  4. FunOnABun

    FunOnABun Out Of The Brooder

    Anyone else?
     
  5. Jenna14Chicken

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    I'd say two pullets you have there! Good luck with them!
    Jenna
     
  6. FunOnABun

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    Thank you!
     
  7. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anytime :)
     
  8. FunOnABun

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    Here is an updated picture of Dottie (front) and Kit (rear) at 7 weeks 1 day old. Dottie's comb is starting to pink up a bit and is still larger than Kit's...are we still thinking pullet for Dottie?

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  9. FunOnABun

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    Here's a close-up of Dottie's face for good measure:

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    ...and a full body shot in case anyone wants to see her (his?) legs for comparison:

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  10. FunOnABun

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    Any opinions on the updated photos I posted yesterday?
     

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