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

    Apr 29, 2011
    Springfield, Georgia
    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.


  2. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    I always say, "if you have to ask then its a rooster".
  3. gunnarmcc

    gunnarmcc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2011
    SSF, CA
    at 7 weeks im saying that is forsure a roo
  4. Keltara

    Keltara Chillin' With My Peeps

    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!!
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I agree with the others, thinking it's an oliver if it's only 7 weeks.
  6. Keltara

    Keltara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  7. Melissa2173

    Melissa2173 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2011
    Springfield, Georgia
    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

    Jun 16, 2011
    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

    Apr 9, 2011
    Definitely boy!

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