7 wk Buff Orrph MUST have a sore throat or......?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HenNewbie, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. HenNewbie

    HenNewbie In the Brooder

    May 3, 2009
    Dayton, Or
    My girls are spending the nights inside their brooder in the house for another night or two (coop and run not quite ready). This morning I had taken 3 out to their run this morning leaving one lone girl in the brooder as my hands were full and as I left the mud room and progressed down the stairs I heard this croaking noise - stopped my in my tracks. Just as I was feeling pretty confident all were girls!

    My sister-in-law also has chickens and said the hens can crow. I have read here that this can happen too. In some other discussions on the forum, people have spoken of visual signs of a roo. Given this is my first time around chickens or birds of any kind... I have no idea what to look for. I bought these girls as sexed 1 wk olds from my local farm store with the knowledge I had a 10% chance of getting a roo. What specific visual cues might I look for to determine if I have a roo.

    They all look-a-like to a novice like me. Two do have larger bodies - most noticeable difference. Their combs are tiny and appear to be very similar in size and shape.

    While I only have 4, I have trouble telling them apart. Below are some photos. See any Roos??




  2. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Songster

    Dec 16, 2008
    Oak Hill, Florida
    No boys there. [​IMG]
  3. Dumplins

    Dumplins Hatching

    May 4, 2009
    I have 4 Buffs almost the exact age and they look identical. So, I hope you are right Farm Frenzy! [​IMG]
  4. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Songster

    Sep 15, 2008
    Big Sur, CA
    Very girlie! I don't see any waddles and no pink combs...no worries [​IMG]
  5. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    BUFF ORPINGTONS TO DIE FOR lol most on back yard chicken know that i am a B.O horder i want them all [​IMG] but all girls there beautiful

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