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Buff Orpingtons 20 weeks - girls or boys?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by arr36, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. arr36

    arr36 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think two girls and a boy but after my inaccurate guessing with my Marans I thought I'd ask here. I've not had Orpingtons before but I know they mature late. Needless to say we've had no eggs or crows yet!!

    I'm hoping for two girls and a boy. My last three hatches have been 50% female (6 chicks)/100% female(6 chicks)/100% female(3 chicks)!!

    The two I think are girls [​IMG]

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    Possible boy on the left [​IMG]
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    You have some lovely Pullets :)!
     
  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Smile Premium Member

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    X2. I can't see any saddle feathers or shiny hackle feathers.
    -Banti
     
  4. arr36

    arr36 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh wow - I am useless at sexing!! Good to have three girls (if you're really sure!) but I now need to find them a boyfriend :)
     
  5. arr36

    arr36 Out Of The Brooder

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    PS it probably didn't help me that this was a 100% female hatch (assuming that the BYC experts are right!) - 3 Buffys and 3 Marans - so I've been looking for differences between all the girls rather than having an obvious boy for comparison. My broody hen has done a good job - she's hatched a total of 12 girls and 3 boys over 3 hatches.
     
  6. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Smile Premium Member

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    Wow! What's your secret? :lau
     
  7. arr36

    arr36 Out Of The Brooder

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    I need to ask Mrs Cream Legbar, my awesome broody!
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Agree they're all female, and they're nicer looking Orpingtons than the usual hatchery quality. I hope you can find a male that's of a similar quality to go with them.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    x 2
     

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