Buff orphington hens or Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hilltopchicks77, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the way these 2 are by far my faves and are staying no matter what. I've noticed #1 has more of a warble to its voice if that means anything
     
  3. RHBRanch

    RHBRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    I would guess #2 is a hen but I could be wrong since I'm still fairly new to raising chickens. I would look at the saddle and neck feathers...very pointy feathers would be a roo but rounded feathers would be a hen. Hope this helps.
     
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  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are they?
     
  5. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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  6. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had them 5 weeks but they were a week or more when I got them. They were already in the ugly stage lol
     
  7. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were "leftovers" for the bath the week before at tractor supply and we're getting pecked to death by the birds they were in with so I bought them on a whim (I had already bought some other birds and they fit in great with them.)
     
  8. Clucker53

    Clucker53 New Egg

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    Depending on its age, if your chick is one to two weeks old and starts growing tail feathers, it usualy means its a hen belive it or not.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    At 5 weeks, that first bird's face is looking awfully pink. But, as of now, we can't be certain of anything.
     
  10. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullets. All I see is pullets! :) Congrats!
     

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