Buff Orpington - from 4 to 10 weeks old

fcruz

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Apr 23, 2020
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Dear chicken peoples, I am a first timer who bought three hens, or so I think! (Buff Orpington, Australorpe, Barred Rock).
At 10 weeks, the Orpie has been looking suspiciously cockerely ... so, I need your help!
I got it as a 4 week old from Murray McMurray's, and I kind of assumed the professionals there would have a sure shot at sexing a 4 week old, but maybe not...
I am sharing a series of photos, from 4 weeks to 10 weeks old (now). I know it's bigger than the others, but the Australorpe is 1 week younger, and the barred rock about 4 weeks younger.
If it matters, the Orpie has become a bit of a bully over the last 3 weeks or so, seems to chase the others around the yard for seemingly no reason (well, ocasionally it's one of them finding a worm!). Thankfully, it can;t fly nearly as well as the others, who find safe haven by flying up to a chair or running to under my chair where they know I will block the orpie :)

4 weeks:
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5 weeks
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7 weeks
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8 weeks

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10 weeks (2 photos)

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10weeksB.jpg


 

fcruz

Chirping
Apr 23, 2020
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Oh man.... I should have realized earlier. Just a newbie and had full confidence in the hatchery I guess...
Well, I guess I have a series of photos, might as well contribute to the sexing project then
 

fcruz

Chirping
Apr 23, 2020
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Yea, I like her, hmm, I mean him..... Sadly I am not allowed to keep roosters here...
Actually, a good question - what should I do??? Post it on local message boards to see if anyone is interested? What are some options?
 

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