Buff Orphingtons...Pullets?


In the Brooder
5 Years
Mar 12, 2014
Western Illinois
I have 2 BO's who are between 7 and 8 weeks old. They were straight run, but we thought they looked like pullets. With Nugget, there is no doubt of her gender. Honey is a different story. She just acts a bit differently. Her comb and beak area are beginning to turn a dark pink. She is in the first two pics. The last pic is of Nugget who doesn't have this coloring in her face. What do you guys think? Pullets?

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Some where I read that the sex of a very young chicken can be determined by the tail feathers. If the tail feathers are protruding outward it's a pullet. If the chick has a little rounded butt, very short or no tail feathers it will be a rooster. I tested that info out during my last hatch and you know what? It was a really close call - out of 7 chicks I was able to correctly identify 6. I have 41 eggs in the incubator due to hatch June 3rd. I'll band these little guys and gals according to their tail feather presentation and more accurately test this info. I do not remember where I learned about this procedure for sexing baby chicks - if it turns out to be correct it will be a whole lot easier than the other methods I have read about. If it's correct you can identify the pullets in a straight run and save a little money.
I had the same question..... although mine are about 4 weeks old one has gone huge And then tonight found it doing this no sound came out and it did it about 4 times with no sound ?!? Help could I have a baby rooster?!?


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