Buff Orp...Olive or Oliver???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Melissa2173, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Melissa2173

    Melissa2173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked this a few weeks ago and I think it's a he as did most everyone else. I've read that this breed is hard to tell but that comb sure is huge. I'm keeping him/her as long as he stays sweet but I will have to break it to my husband who is not so keen on roosters. [​IMG]

    Opinions please...Oh, and at what age do they get the saddle feathers? I don't think I see those. He/she is 7 weeks old.

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  2. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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    I always say, "if you have to ask then its a rooster".
     
  3. gunnarmcc

    gunnarmcc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at 7 weeks im saying that is forsure a roo
     
  4. Keltara

    Keltara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Melissa
    I'm certain that she's a he. AND, you just confirmed for me that my she IS a "she". I just put up a posting 2 days ago asking the exact same question. Mine is exactly 10 weeks old in these pictures. I'm sorry Melissa. He's very pretty and Buff Orpingtons are sooooo sweet!!
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  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I agree with the others, thinking it's an oliver if it's only 7 weeks.
     
  6. Keltara

    Keltara Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Melissa2173

    Melissa2173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He is my fav and by far the sweetest of the group. I don't care either way, just looking for confirmation so I can tell my husband. He knows that I won't give any of them up anyway! Looks like I'll be on the hunt for a BO pullet!!! Your girls are beautiful by the way. Love this breed.
     
  8. SavanahSilkies

    SavanahSilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a roo to me. Can you tell by his personality? I can tell a lot more by the way they act then their comb early on. I watch 5-6 week old chicks spar in the brooder and know they are roosters.
     
  9. AUChick9202

    AUChick9202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely boy!
     

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