Buff Orpington chicks.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AuntJenny, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. AuntJenny

    AuntJenny Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I ordered 50 straight run buffs from mt healthy and they are now 2 weeks old. They are just adorable. My question is why do some have tail feathers and some don't. 12 of them seem to be feathering much slower.

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  2. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    Maybe girls and boys???
     
  3. AuntJenny

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    I assumed it was to early for that. I could be wrong.
     
  4. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dont know about buffs as my buffy died at 3 days old but Delawares if tail feathers are slow to come in its a boy.
     
  5. AuntJenny

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    When I got the buffs I also got some rir roosters and they look just like the buffs with the tail feathers. So I thought maybe the tailless were girls?[​IMG] Not sure if you can tell them apart at this age or if every bird just feathers in at a different rate regardless of its sex.
     
  6. AuntJenny

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    Quote:So sorry that you lost it.
     
  7. Braclin

    Braclin KY Chicken Farmer

    Jul 5, 2010
    Owingsville,KY
    My Buff Orpingtons came from Mt.Healthy as well. I got them in April of this year. I bought 15hens and 2 roos. One roo died the following day. One turned out to be a buff rock. Don't know how that happened. They're now 6mos. and I have seven laying daily. So our chickens are most likely family.[​IMG] Mine all feathered out pretty quickly and grew like wild fire!!
     

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