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Buff Orpington chicks-hens or roos

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lisa920, May 1, 2016.

  1. lisa920

    lisa920 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm pretty sure there's more than one roo, I have witnessed a fight this morning, they are 5 weeks old! [​IMG]
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fights do not mean they are roosters.All chicks will fight to find their place in the pecking order.If the fight was bad,possibility there are cockerals.


    Could you get a better pic of their crowns.
     
  3. lisa920

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    Worried about all three of these possibly being roos
    Not much doubt about the one in the middle.
     
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  4. Serenity06

    Serenity06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you have 3 cockerels. The two in the back, and the one in the middle.
     
  5. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see two cockerals and the other 3 in the back look like pullets to me.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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  7. lisa920

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    They were sold to me as Orpingtons, I have honestly wondered because they aren't as calm as I thought they should be. I will probably be getting rid of them, may keep the two that are likely hens.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    3 cockerels of questionable breed/mix
     
  9. undertakingyou

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    Where did you buy them?
     
  10. lisa920

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    I got them from a local man that sells chickens.
     

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