Are these buff orpingtons and: please tell me I don't have a rooster.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lindseythefork, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. lindseythefork

    lindseythefork Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Humboldt County, CA
    So, I got these three little buff orpington hens five weeks ago from the feed store. Only one is SUPER light and the other two are all spotty (blonde with brown, mostly in the shoulder area). And there's this one with a bigger comb and yeah.. not too happy with the feed store. I think I have one blonde buff orpington and maybe two sexlinks. My main question is: the one with a comb- does it look like a rooster?? They're almost six weeks old, wouldn't it start to try to crow by now if it were?

    I asked the feed store what the deal was with them not looking like BOs and their answer was "That's what you get with commercial hatcheries- color variation."


    Also, one chicken has a weird eye. lol Man, I lucked out with chicks this year.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2009
  2. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    Shhhh, listen, cockadoodle-dooooooo larger comb, much larger sturdier legs. He's got the legs, not the eggs, baby.
    My guess is Roo
  3. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    Those are not buff orpingtons, sorry. They look more like a white rock cross.
  4. lindseythefork

    lindseythefork Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Humboldt County, CA
    I will refrain from screaming what I really am thinking right now. AAAHHHHH. Freakin' A, man. I KNEW these didn't look like BOs. I wish the feed store were open today. >[​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2009
  5. Garden Gal

    Garden Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
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  6. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, that guy in front is a roo and neither of them look like BOs.
  7. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    They look our meat chickens.... front one a roo. I would switch to some meat bird food and find a processer near you, few weeks and they will be ready for the freezer!
  8. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
  9. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    They are not BOs even Bos with a color variation on the buff. Sometimes you will get a lighter shade of buff or a darker shade of buff but not that light of a shade. They look more white to me. And I think that first one is a roo. Maybe a Cornish cross [​IMG]
  10. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    Both are roosters. They appear to be males from Red Sexlinks.

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