Buff gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RichardK, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. RichardK

    RichardK Just Hatched

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    I picked up 7 buff chicks unsexed. My thoughts are that (from left to right) it is roo-hen-roo-hen-roo-hen. And another hen hiding behind. Any thoughts? Sorry for bad pick
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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    How old?
     
  3. arlenena

    arlenena Just Hatched

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    You probably have a roo or two but hard to say. My roo started a comb at 2 weeks before others so can't say since age is not mentioned. Great picture though....
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    looks like all pullets but, need to know age first
     
  5. RichardK

    RichardK Just Hatched

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    They are about 12 weeks I think. Old enough to crow, as I have heard one a few times
    City bylaws say I am aloud 6 hens. Currently I have 7 buffs, and 5 silkies lol, so I really cannot have complaints about noise
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2016
  6. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    The one on the far left is a little roo for sure and probably your crower as he's got the most colour in his comb and wattles. On your suspects see if you can spot any saddle feathers coming through. They are the ones at the base of the tail. They will look skinny and pointy but they may be a bit young yet to show these. Sometimes Orpingtons can be difficult to sex - they like to keep you guessing!
     
  7. arlenena

    arlenena Just Hatched

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    Here is a pic of our two at 3 weeks. You can clearly tell the roo. We aren't allowed to keep them either so need to find him a home before the crowing starts.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2016
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    At 12 weeks, looks like you got very lucky. I'd say your only cockerel is the fella in the far back.
     

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