Buff Orpingtons?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KoFamilyFarm, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. KoFamilyFarm

    KoFamilyFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, this might have been asked, but I was wondering how to tell the difference between buff orpington roos and pullets because they look the same to me.

    I have some pictures here. kofamilyfarm.blogspot.com I know they're not very close pictures, so I'll try to get closer ones and post them here. But, would love to know if I need to go hunting up a rooster or not, and honestly... we just can't tell...
     
  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    Bigger redder comb and wattle is one way.Bigger legs is another.
     
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  3. KoFamilyFarm

    KoFamilyFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! Hmm... then I might have 2 males and one female, I think. I got some close-up pictures... so if anyone knows if these are boys or girls, please let me know!
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  4. shakenbake

    shakenbake Out Of The Brooder

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    They all look like pullets to me.
     
  5. shakenbake

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    Actually the one in the middle may be a roo.
     
  6. KoFamilyFarm

    KoFamilyFarm Out Of The Brooder

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  7. shakenbake

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    How old are they and are they straight run?
     
  8. KoFamilyFarm

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    Yes, they're straight run, and I think they're close to a month old.
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They're all looking girly to me so far. The boys will suddently get a comb double the size of females and much redder. They also tend to show more wattle development than the girls. You should see this difference by 6 weeks.
     

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