Buff Orpingtons: girls or boys?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sec, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. sec

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    Hi, can anyone help to sex our two Buff Orpingtons? They're about 10-12 weeks old. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    We only have the two - we bought them last weekend, but they hadn't been sexed.

    Here's some photos...

    Thanks, Sarah.

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  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like two young roos to me.
     
  3. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you have to girls pullets
     
  4. OrpingtonManor

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    yeah, that's an awful lot of red comb/wattles for a pullet of that age. I'm guessing roos.

    adding a pic of two of my BO's. the one with the red comb/wattles was about 17 weeks of age, and nearly at POL. the other was a month younger, and you can see how much lighter the comb was up until POL. Still, as far as I'm concerned, they aren't a roo til they crow. [​IMG]
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  5. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im saying roos too, Btw are those pure buff orpingtons, I notice some withe barring on the feather of the second one.
     
  6. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no dont say it so they are roo that what i have now geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh want it pullets
     
  7. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just comparing with my Buffy who is a little older, I'd have to say boys.
     
  8. turtlebird

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    Quote:looks just like the three orpington roo's I raised last year, although the white barring is rather interesting. I wonder where that came from?
     
  9. harewizard

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    Sorry to say, I think you have roo's also. [​IMG]

    My BO is 16 weeks and doesn't have that much red! [​IMG]

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  10. sec

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    Thanks everyone for your views on these.

    Not quite the response I was hoping for, but I'd rather know either way. The woman we bought them from said they were pure buffs? She also said we could swap them if they turned out to be boys.

    Sarah
     

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