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Anybody care to guess on the breed??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NewfieMom, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. NewfieMom

    NewfieMom Out Of The Brooder

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    My son's class hatched these April 2013 and we brought them home. Anybody know what breed they are?? I've been thinking Buff Orpington and Welsummer. But I make no claims as to knowing anything about chickens. [​IMG]But we are learning fast! [​IMG]

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    It's hard to get a pic of these yellow boys that isn't blurry! They just won't be still!! Constantly struttin' their stuff!
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, you have Buff Orpingtons and Welsummers, or Welsummer crosses.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    You appear to have three Buff Orpingtons, and two Welsummers/Welsummer mixes. Both Welsummers are roosters, and one of the Buff Orpingtons is a rooster for sure, too. I can't exactly tell the gender of the other two Buff Orpingtons from the photos you provided, but they look like hens.
     
  4. NewfieMom

    NewfieMom Out Of The Brooder

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    I think all 5 in the top picture are roosters. They sure act like it. The hens/pullets (not pictured) barely have a comb and they haven't turned red yet. They are just over 4 months old.
    Thanks for they input! :)
     
  5. NewfieMom

    NewfieMom Out Of The Brooder

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    I wasn't sure about the sex on two of those buff's for a long time because their tails don't stand out. They just kind of round off at their butts. So confusing. :(
     
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