Buff Orpington, Male or Female? (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GothChick, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. GothChick

    GothChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my favorite chicken out of them all, it's super loving and has a beautiful golden shine to its feathers. I have no idea about tail feathers, saddle feathers, etc so I have no idea how to sex chickens. I got this one along with 3 of its siblings from a local breeder when they were a week old and she said I would have to wait to sex them. 3 survived and I'm almost positive the other 2 are girls but this one I'm not sure about. They all look identical but this one is just sooo much prettier then the other 2 so I thought I would ask my fellow BYCs to help me with it. Is it a male or female? It's about 7 weeks old now. Also is it show quality?



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  2. harewizard

    harewizard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I was a bettin' woman, I would bet male. [​IMG]

    Waddles are big and turning pinky/red...

    My Buff Orp didn't show any waddle or comb growth or color until around 15-17 weeks. She's a girl! [​IMG]

    I don't know about showing... sorry. [​IMG] I'm sure someone else will chime in.

    HTH,
    Lisa

    Edited to say: Great Pictures!!
     
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  3. newham0614

    newham0614 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say roo. shiny feathers and much brighter looking. Girls tend to be duller. pretty bird
     
  4. ND

    ND Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm throwing a vote out for roo, too. My BO pullets (much older than 7 weeks... more like 17 weeks) are JUST NOW barely turning pinker and getting very, very small wattles. I don't even think their combs are that big YET, either... so, I vote roo.

    The saddle feathers, if it's a roo, will still take a bit longer to come in... but watch for those skinnier, pointed saddle feathers...


    No clue on what to look for, show quality wise, in a 7 week old. I would guess that it would take longer than 7 weeks to determine if the bird matures to a very good representation of the BO standard or not.
     
  5. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is roo too!
     
  6. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    nice looking and would guess a roo too.
     
  7. GothChick

    GothChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no. I was thinking roo as well but hoping for a hen. That means I can't keep him. [​IMG] It figures that my favorite would be a roo. I live in town and have to keep only females.
     
  8. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    I don't see any pointy feathers yet, so there is a slight chance it COULD be female. Post pics again in 3 weeks.
     
  9. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Oops! Double post!
     
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  10. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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