Buff O sexing question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Joev1973, Jul 12, 2019 at 6:24 PM.

  1. Joev1973

    Joev1973 Songster

    So my birds are 5-6 weeks ...they are starting to grow and look different.

    I have around 12 buff O's and a couple i believe are boys. I just took some photos of 2 birds for the purpose of learning something. So teach me!

    The first bird has FAT legs and no tail. He is all fat a$$ and no tail lol

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    Where the next bird (and 10 others just like it) have skinnier legs and a nics long shapely tail growing.

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    So am I correct when I assume the first photographs are the boy and the second photographs with a shapely pretty tail is the girl?

    Just trying to figure out who my boys and girls are
     
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  2. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Yes, your first bird pictured is a cockerel, and the second a pullet.
     
  3. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Agreed, but not based on the tail growth... rather the color of the comb and wattles.
     
  4. 21hens-incharge

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    That is what I am seeing too.
     
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  5. Joev1973

    Joev1973 Songster

    What i was hoping to do was find the males by the fat legs and stub tail lol
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    You are correct
     
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  7. Joev1973

    Joev1973 Songster

    Tomorrow i will photograph the rest.
     
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  8. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    I agree, the first one is a cockerel
     
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  9. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Songster

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    Well tail growth like that can be an indicator and leg thickness as well. But in this case I think the red wattles and larger pink comb at a young age are the more obvious and discernable cockerel traits
     
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  10. Joev1973

    Joev1973 Songster

    Yep I have alot of buff O's to go through i believe only 2 have the pinkish comb and thick legs and short tail. Fixing to go visit soon I will take some more pics if another boy stands out
     
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