Buff Orpington Male or Female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by the75, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. the75

    the75 Out Of The Brooder

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    Bought 2 chicks with a "90%" female rate. This one's comb is considerably larger than the other one of the same age. I don't know if that matters or not (I'm very new). Just wanted to see if anyone can tell the sex by this picture. Again, this is a buff orpington, about 6 weeks old.
     
  2. ashtree

    ashtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 6 weeks Im gonna guess thats a roo!
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Young Buff Orpingtons have proven notoriously difficult for BYC members to sex, but I'm leaning with ashtree on this one and thinking you have a male. You might want to message Mountain Peeps with this pic as she is a BO expert. If your BO lays an egg later on, you'll know that ashtree and I were wrong on this one. :eek:)
     
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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm guessing cockerel.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    At 6 weeks, that much comb does make a difference, it's pretty much the defining characteristic of a male. Sorry.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    At 6 weeks, that is definitely a rooster.
     
  7. the75

    the75 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. Well, the place that we bought the chick said that we can bring any roosters back & start with another chick, so the worst case is that we fed a rooster for about a month. No biggie. Thanks again.
     

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