buff orpington chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fivebigreds, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi, i have some buffs that are about 2 months old.
    some have a rounded tail and some have straight stiffer tail feathers. Can anyone tell me which is girls and boys? [​IMG]
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    At 8 weeks you should be able to tell by their combs and wattles...cockeral combs will be getting larger and red, wattles will start showing....pullets will have little or no combs yet and no wattles appearing....
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yup, it's pretty easy to tell boys from girls on orps. Here is a pic of a pullet in the front and a cockerel in the back left. See the difference in the comb development and color. Boys get red fast and double comb size as well.

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    Jody
     
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, that picture just made me laugh. [​IMG]

    That would be a good one for a caption.
     
  5. Sherriekim

    Sherriekim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lonecowboy, I was thinking the same thing. She is just to cute, she looks so surprised.
     
  6. pattycake

    pattycake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, my Buff Orp roo was totally obvious by 7 weeks.

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    None of the other chickens had such developed wattles and comb.
     
  7. greginshasta

    greginshasta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do hens not have wattles? If that is true, rut roh...
     
  8. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone , i had hoped for more girls but, now i have what looks like 5 roosters to find a home for. :eek:
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, hens have wattles, but they don't get them as large, red or as early as roosters do.
     
  10. greginshasta

    greginshasta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhh. Thanks Cynthia.
     

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