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7 week buff Orpington gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by svan26, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. svan26

    svan26 Out Of The Brooder

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    We received 2 buff Orpington chicks at 4 weeks and were told they were girls.
    Fast forward a few weeks and I'm concerned one or both are Roos. We have sex linked and marans who's combs didn't do anything until they were much older.
    Hoping for some expert opinions. Thank you!
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  2. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is hard to tell this young. However, Young cockerels grow larger combs and wattles than the hens. The combs and wattles are a KEY factor in telling the gender especially for your guys' chicks. But, as I'm looking at these pictures, both these chicks have small combs, and their feathering is that of a pullet. They do not seem to be growing sickles, hackles ,or saddles yet. The Buff Orpington hens do not have lustrous feathers like the male orps. So, I believe you do indeed, have two young pullets.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a bit early to be sure, but they look like pullets for now.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It is early another 2-3 weeks could change the status quo - but, they have the sweetest expressions - so at this moment, I am calling them pullets.
     
  5. microchick

    microchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Buff O hens feathered out faster than the boys with the exception of one rooster who did everything faster than the two who were definitely roosters. They also developed combs and wattles by the time they were 8 weeks old.

    I think you have two lovely little pullets there.
     
  6. svan26

    svan26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. They are super sweet and comical. Love their little snuggles.
     
  7. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like pretty pullets :)
     
  8. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd guess pullets, too.
     
  9. svan26

    svan26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Our little ones are now 13 weeks old. Do they still look like pullets? Thank you. [​IMG]
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  10. rides2far

    rides2far Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They still look like pullets to me. I have 2 BO & they looked just lie that when they were little [​IMG]
     

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