Buff Orpington chicks, 8 weeks old - all girls?? (lots o'pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by technodoll, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Songster

    Aug 25, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    Yeah, right - as if I'd be that lucky to get 4 girls [​IMG]

    Anyhoo, I hatched these babies on July 18th so that will make them 8 weeks old tomorrow-ish.

    They were all fully feathered at 3 weeks of age.

    Do you see any definite signs of roos, or will that only show up later for BO's?

    All pics are of the same 4 babies!

    (3 are pure, 1 is mixed BO/plymouth rock - one BO is noticeably larger and heavier than the others, has thicker legs and the biggest flesh-colored comb of the three, I wonder if it's a boy?) [​IMG]











    [​IMG] thank you!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2010

  2. bella1210

    bella1210 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    i think they are all hens
  3. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    The buff orps look like little girls to me. The mix; I'm not sure. It looks like there may be some pointy feathers, but its hard to tell from the pics.
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    The buffs look like hens. The mix has a roo attitude in some of the pics, IMO. But I'm guessing on the mix.
  5. I'm no help in determining the gender but I will say this "THEY ARE SO PRETTY!!!!!! I have nine two week old chicks (my first chicks) and one is a Buff. Can't wait until they are grown! Your pictures only make the wait harder.
  6. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    They all look like pullets to me. BTW, what did the 2 cochins turn out to be? 2 pullets or 1 pullet 1 roo?
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    All girls. [​IMG] The BO/Rock cross would result in sex-links. So that one is 100% girl.

  8. congratulations,all girls [​IMG]
  9. BrianT

    BrianT Songster

    May 15, 2010
    North FL
    pretty birds. That mixed bird is killer.
  10. technodoll

    technodoll Songster

    Aug 25, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    Quote:They were indeed a pair so I couldn't keep them... Mango and Peach were snatched up by a family that went mad for them so I'm glad that turned out well :)

    Thanks everyone for your feedback on my 4 babies, still hard to believe my good luck so I hope your predictions are right!

    girls girls girls [​IMG]

    ps: I did my best to keep only girls from the whole incubation... I feather sexed them (wings) at two and three days of age, did I do well??? [​IMG]

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