Buff Orpington 6 Weeks Old - What Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BoiseChik, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. BoiseChik

    BoiseChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is our little "Hazel". Hazel is 6 weeks old and a sweet little chick. I had someone tell me when Hazel was almost 4 weeks old, that 'she looked like a HE!' These are new pictures taken at 6 weeks old. I'd love to hear your thoughts and opinions. Thanks!
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  2. Island Chick

    Island Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Little red for 6 weeks, where do you get her? Do you have any pictures from about a week old?
     
  3. BoiseChik

    BoiseChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got her when she was about 4 weeks old. Here are some pics from right after I got her. I bought her off of Craigslist, but that person got her from a Hatchery that gaurentees pullets 90%.

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  4. Island Chick

    Island Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she from Dunlap? It's in Caldwell I think. I got my buffs from there, and by 4 weeks the Roos were SO red and obvious. Interesting part was at one week old, all my pullets had long pointy wings with three layers of feathers while the boys had short stubby wings and only one main layer with a tiny under layer poking out. If that makes sense.

    But anyways, I would say yours is a girl. Mine looked similar but it stayed pretty peach colored. She got a pretty good red comb by 12 weeks old though and I thought boy but just turned 20 weeks old and finally started laying.
     
  5. BoiseChik

    BoiseChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes Dunlap! Are you local? Thanks for your input on my Hazel. :-]
     
  6. Island Chick

    Island Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, our moses lake big r got their chicks from Dunlap. I'm not sure if the buffs from there are bred to be feather sexable but it sure worked for me on all 6 of my chicks. The picture below is of my pullet who has now laid two eggs in two days 18 weeks later. That's what I meant by the three "layers" of feathers. The boys wings were half as long.

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  7. donrae

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
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  8. iheartnh

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    Pullet, I think. A few of my buff Orps looked like that, at that age, and they are hens.
     
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  9. BoiseChik

    BoiseChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is good news. Thanks Peeps!
     
  10. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pullet, I had a buff orpington that looked the same at 6 weeks.
     
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