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Buff Orpington sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jenndera, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. jenndera

    jenndera In the Brooder

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    Here are 2 chickens about 5-6 weeks old each.

    I am not sure if it's too early to tell but I figured maybe someone could help me out by taking a look at the pictures of their crowns. Is there a better way to determine for this breed? I know silkies (the only other breed I've ever had) you can determine easily by the crown.

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    (Nevermind it's only letting me post one picture-so I'll take your opinions on this one haha)
     
  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Songster

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    So far so good! Small comb. Could change. Like you said, it may be too early. A picture of them standing (at an older age) will be helpful!
     
  3. jenndera

    jenndera In the Brooder

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    Thanks! Will update with a better pic in a week or 2. The other chicken (the picture that wouldn't post) looks the same. Comb might be even smaller.
     
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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    I think that its too young to tell. However, there aren't any obvious rooster signs at the time, so you may have a pullet.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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  6. mamahenAtlanta

    mamahenAtlanta Chirping

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    My six week BO is very obviously a rooster--his comb and wattle are much larger than that and red. Comb turned reddish at 3 weeks and now it's getting larger and redder every day! I think that yours looks like a pullet by the comb size and color in your pic. In my flock of 6, I only have one BO so didn't have any others to compare him with. I suspected at week 3 but no denying it now. I'm so sad--I can't keep a roo but still holding out that maybe he'll be quiet LOL. He is SO handsome and sweet too.
     
  7. jenndera

    jenndera In the Brooder

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    I have the two BOs and they are soooo sweet. They let my 3yr old son pick them up. I have 4 "Easter eggers" and they want nothing to do with a toddler lol.

     

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