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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by daveedmunds, Sep 13, 2014.
Can you help me sex my buffs please they hatched beginning of June
Some have red combs and sum are more lighter
Can you give some more pics? They look like hens to me though but need more pics to say.
I think there might be one roo but the others look like hens!
When will they crow if there is a roo there
Normally round about 18-22 weeks (that's with my chickens)
So they're three months old, correct?
I've raised quite a few Buff Orps. In the first pic, pullet on the left, roo in the middle, roo on the right. Second pic, front center and back center are pullets, back right is a roo, and I think back left is a roo too (based on feathering), but I can't see his head (i.e. comb and wattles) to be sure. Third pic, far left is a pullet, and the three lined up in front of her with red combs are all roos.
Basically at three months old the ones with red comb/wattles are roos. The ones that have very small pale comb/wattles are pullets. The pullets won't get red comb/wattles until they're about to start laying, at 17-20+ weeks.
My 18 week old Buff Orp roo has been crowing for several weeks already, so you'll probably be hearing some crowing within a week or two.