Buff Orpington Chicks - UPDATED Pictures at 6 weeks - Any guesses now?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bil, May 2, 2009.

  1. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are just 3 weeks old Buff Orpingtons and just trying to guess at gender. These are chicks that I hatched out of Austin's (lowcountrypoultry) eggs.
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    BO2
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    BO3
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    BO4
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    BO5
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    BO6
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    I also want to share my 1 cute Cuckoo Maran that I hatched out of one of Ginasmarans' eggs.
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    She (I hope) is so cute with all the little bit larger BO's. [​IMG]

    Bil
     
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  2. ChickenMama09

    ChickenMama09 Out Of The Brooder

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    My guess is 1,4,5 and 6 are pullets and 2 and 3 cockerels. In another few weeks the combs will be bigger and the cockerels if any will start to get waddles. Good luck!
     
  3. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:See I was thinking 4, 5 & 6 pullets and 2 & 3 cockerels. #1 is the one I'm not sure on yet. [​IMG]

    It's so fun to watch them grow and see their personalities come out.

    Number 6 had a terrible leg problem when born. So bad I almost culled it. I decided to try and help it along, and got it back a little but still was sticking straight out to the side. Then one day she must have had a growth spurt and her leg was under her and she is almost 100% normal now.

    Bil
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    1.)pullet
    2.)pullet
    3.)roo
    4.)roo
    5.)pullet
    6.)pullet

    Those are my guesses on the BO's Hope Im right for you!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Updated pictures! [​IMG]

    They are now 6 weeks old. How about now, any gender guesses? [​IMG]
    (pictures are not in the same order as above)

    Buff 1 (blue)
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    Buff 2 (blue dot)
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    Buff 3 (blue & white)
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    Buff 4 (dot & white)
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    Buff 5 (white)
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    Buff 6 (none)
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    (name in ( ) is the color of their band)

    Thanks!

    Bil
     
  6. ChickenMitch

    ChickenMitch Out Of The Brooder

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    I know 6 is definitely a pullet. Sorry if that didn't help.
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    4-5 roos and 1-2 pullets--def more roos than pullets..Sorry :-( I have Bo's at 7-8 weeks and it's very obvious from the 2 babies I have 1 is roo just like yours!
     
  8. jenni22776rn

    jenni22776rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just happened on your post and am so excited..I have 17 rescued baby chicks...I knew 10 of them are Rhode Island Reds..but was not sure what the other 7 were...I saw your pictures and they look just like your chicks...so happy to know what breed they are..yours are 6 weeks? I am unsure of the age of mine or if they are males or females...[​IMG]
     
  9. dutchhollow

    dutchhollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jenni, if yours is a bo, it is a roo with those leggs. But, I suspect it is a red broiler, more meat type body and stance.
     
  10. elabraleon

    elabraleon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm seeing all roo's except #5, she looks like a pullet.
     
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