Buff Orp & GLW: Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lovemyflock, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. lovemyflock

    lovemyflock Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, these GIRLS [​IMG] are 9 weeks old today. What do you think...hens or roos. I ordered all pullets if that helps in your decision making. The buff orp has always been the biggest chick, but kinda flew under the gender radar because I've always had my eye on the GLW. Thanks for your input!!!

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  2. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty birds!!!! They both look like girls to me [​IMG]
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    That's a lot of red for 9 weeks.....I'm saying roos.
     
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poconos, PA
    Roos.
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Are you sure they're only 9 wks old? They look like pullets, but older pullets. [​IMG]

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  6. lovemyflock

    lovemyflock Out Of The Brooder

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    Positive, I got them from My Pet Chicken as day-olds. They hatched June 2nd.
     
  7. soccerguy17

    soccerguy17 Out Of The Brooder

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    i dont know if this helps but heres my GLW back when she was 8 weeks old

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    also heres my BO at 8 weeks

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    Last edited: Aug 4, 2008
  8. krjwaj

    krjwaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say hens. The first photo looks a lot like our Buff Orph (who is a girl). Yours just has a little more red.
     
  9. OHMYCHICKIES

    OHMYCHICKIES Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The BO looks like a girl which is just redder, my roo at 7 weeks looked like this

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    just today at 11 weeks like this

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  10. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the GLW looks like a pullet. But I have to ask... did he/she feather out quickly or slowly? I have a GLW cockerel (pretty sure) that is 23 days old, and just started getting his tail in a couple of days ago. Very large legs, very heavy compared to the other chicks, and very slow to feather. I don't know if this is a sign with all GLW's, but mine seems to be showing all the signs of roo...

    This pic is 20 days old.
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