Buff Orpingtons - sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CHICKENLADY123, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. CHICKENLADY123

    CHICKENLADY123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some chicks approx. 5-6 weeks old. Is there a way I can tell the sex of them. They are for my daughter's 4-H project and we just lost our leader. I have 4 chicks whom all have combs and waddles. I cannot send pictures yet, but would like to know if there are other outward signs to look for. They are all enormous.
     
  2. CHICKENLADY123

    CHICKENLADY123 Out Of The Brooder

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    No. 1 Very quiet and smaller
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    No. 2 This is my biggest one.
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    No 3 Medium size & gentle
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    Chick no. 4 still unknown.
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I am thinking 1 and 2 are males and 3 and 4 are females but I am not too good at the orps
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm also thinking 1,2 are males and 3,4 are females. Yours are about 2 months younger then my orps and my males and females looked about the same as yours at that stage.
     
  5. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

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    1,2 are roosters 3 is a pullet and 4 could go either way...looks kinda roosih to me. I've had a lot of late bloomers though. [​IMG]
     
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    boy, boy, girl,girl
     
  7. CHICKENLADY123

    CHICKENLADY123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. Now I just have to match the picture to the chicken [​IMG]

    Does anybody have a suggestion on how to get rid of roosters ? Apparently, out of 10 chickens, I have 5 roosters.

    I am in Central California, but is there a "general" forum to give them away ?
     
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  8. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, there's a general form here on BYC.... on the Index page, scroll down to Buy ~ Sell ~ Trade. Post a blurb there with your location in the subject line.

    Carla
     
  9. bufforphfan

    bufforphfan Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] A male buff orphington has a dark spot on its head and the female does not! The spot is very obvious, making it easy to distinguish between male-female. Hope that helps you.
     
  10. offshorewife

    offshorewife Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Buff do you happen to have or know where i can find a good photo depicting this? I have 6 Buffs that are 5 weeks old and starting to show signs of sex. I'd love to see this dark spot you speak of.

    Warmly,
     

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