Buff Orpington 4 Month Olds - male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RocketBen, May 22, 2019.

  1. RocketBen

    RocketBen Chirping

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    I have several 4 month old pullets. I purchased them sexed as females from Meyer Hatchery. So I was a somewhat surprised when at least one of them started CROWING this week.

    Investigating, I realized that two of the Buff Orpingtons are much larger than the others, with bigger combs/wattles, stockier legs, and more ornate feathers.

    Did I end up with roosters? Or did these hens just eat their wheaties?

    Thanks,
    - Ben

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  2. MagpieDucks

    MagpieDucks Duck Addict

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    I see 2 cockerels. Don’t forget about MH’s sexing guarantee refund for incorrectly sexed birds.
     
  3. Peppercorngal

    Peppercorngal Crowing

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    Yep, you got two handsome roosters there!
     
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  4. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    Definitely two handsome cockerels there :)
     
  5. gtaus

    gtaus Songster

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    I see 2 good looking roosters there. Congratulations!?
     
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  6. SarahFrost

    SarahFrost In the Brooder

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    Yep. Those are dudes.
     
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  8. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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  10. RocketBen

    RocketBen Chirping

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    Well, I guess I'll have to figure out what to do with them. I'm not permitted to have roosters where I live.
    At least I'll get my $7 back. :rolleyes:
     
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