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Buff orpingtons

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by leighlir, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. leighlir

    leighlir Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2017

    I bought four straight run buff orpingtons chicks and they are 5 weeks old now and I cannot tell who is a rooster! I am new to this and they all four look exactly the same to me! I even messaged the breeder and she says she can't tell either. I have space for 10 chickens and have 18 right now (i was counting on giving away the roosters) and they are starting to get a bit cramped. Any help? Thank you!

    Chicken # 1 (largest)


    Chicken # 2



    Chicken # 3 (smallest)


    (Only 3 would come out of the house for a photo shoot tonight [​IMG])
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I would give it a few more weeks. They currently look like pullets.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    nothing is screaming cockerel at this time
  4. Chickenlover198

    Chickenlover198 Just Hatched

    Apr 30, 2017
    Perth, Western Australia
    I'm thinking pullets but take a closer look on them for the next few weeks

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